Kévin Vauquelin claims Belgium's Tour youth jersey!
Kévin Vauquelin has won the first distinctive jersey of his young professional career by winning the best young rider classification of the Belgium Tour. He finished 13th in the final general classification. Amaury Capiot took 6th place in the last stage.
“It’s always gratifying to have a distinctive jersey on your back. I am still in the top 13 of this Belgium Tour, which is encouraging for the future. It’s a relief to get this first jersey, especially because before I had some problems when I was in the same position but I couldn’t finish. I learned a lot during these five days by having this jersey of best young rider of the Belgium Tour to go and defend. I could count on the precious help of my team-mates who supported me and guided me during the whole race”.
“We had a disjointed sprint on this last stage. The Golden KM put the peloton in a bad mood and we couldn’t take Amaury with us as we would have liked. Apart from the way the first stage went, which deprived us of a better result for the general classification, we did everything we could to support Kévin as best we could. This best young rider jersey is a real satisfaction. We can see that he has the potential to do well in this kind of race. It is simply promising for the future.”