Arctic Race of Norway (stage 3): Kévin Vauquelin 2nd
On the queen stage of the Arctic Race, Kévin Vauquelin took 2nd place at the top of Skallstuggu and climbed up to 2nd place in the overall classification. He takes the jersey of best young rider of the event. Amaury Capiot keeps his blue jersey as leader of the points classification.
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“I don’t think I’ve ever done such a hard effort (laughs). My whole body was tense. It was a very demanding climb, in stages, which did not necessarily correspond to me. Nevertheless, I managed my effort, I went to the limit. This 2nd place is satisfying and the day was a success. Since the beginning of this event, we have a good state of mind, we work together and this result today as well as the one of Amaury yesterday show to all our team-mates why they invest themselves.”
“When you do 2nd, you can sometimes ask yourself a thousand questions to see how you could have won if you had done it differently. I think that today there are few regrets. Kévin gave it his all, he hurt himself like never before and it’s a great 2nd place. He shows once again that he has a real margin for improvement. As a neo-pro, it’s a very encouraging performance at this level. Beware, the Arctic Race is not over yet. There is still a final stage on the circuit which promises to be eventful. You have to expect everything.“