Lavaur (AP) – Last year’s fourth Emanuel Buchmann had confidence in the two Pyrenees stages of the 107th Tour de France over the weekend.
“The team did better and put me in position. I felt relatively good. We were not going super fast. But if you already feel like shit, that’s not good either. That’s why I consider that a positive sign.” , Buchmann said after not losing time on the second mountain finish the day before.
However, according to the 27-year-old, he will be challenged in the Pyrenees: “I think the two Pyrenees stages are much more difficult than what we have ridden so far. The cycling race will really start there.” On Saturday the 141 kilometer stage from Cazères-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle over two mountains of the first and a climb of the highest category. A day later, five more mountain assessments await on the section from Pau to Laruns. Monday is the first rest day of the tour.