Tour de la Provence (Prologue) : Maxime Bouet 27th
The Tour de la Provence started in the streets of Berre l’Etang with a prologue of 7,1 kilometers. Maxime Bouet is 27th. Nairo Quintana 37th.
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“I’m not a prologue specialist. Maybe I started too cautiously in view of the return, and on the traffic circles I braked too much. So I lost a few seconds stupidly. I could have done better, clearly, but it’s not too serious. The Tour de la Provence has started, some great stages are coming up.”
Yvon Ledanois (Sports Director): “We lost time to the real time trial specialists but I don’t think they are our competitors for the final overall classification. If I look at our direct competitors, we are not so badly placed. Nairo did a clean time trial. We know why we came here, and what we have to go for”.