7th stage in the wind and the curbs, Nairo Quintana and Warren finished among the group of riders who won the stage in Lavaur.
Emmanuel Hubert, General Manager of the Arkéa-Samsic team:
"The Arkéa-Samsic team had a very good behavior on this 7th stage of the Tour de France 2020 made nervous by the wind & resulting edging.
This good attitude of riders is has to be noticed since the start of the competition in Nice. Tonight, we are on the eve of the first stage in the Pyrenees.
Nairo ranks 6th place in the provisional general classification of this Tour de France 2020.
The mountain will allow climbers to explain. I would like to salute the behavior of our two leaders, Nairo and Warren.
They finished ahead on this stage while many riders found themselves trapped ".
"It was a difficult day with this wind which cut the peloton into several parts following the force attacks orchestrated by certain formations specializing in these climatic conditions.
The Arkéa-Samsic Team showed itself strong during this stage offering edge situations.
Warren, Connor and Kévin protected me perfectly. They always placed me in an ideal position so that I could keep a place among the very first in the peloton.
I thus join the finish line with the group for a victory on this 7th stage ending in Lavaur.
My teammates were really up to the situation. And once again I would like to thank them for their hard work in my favor ".
“After a week of racing, this 7th stage was far from easy.
The Bora-Hansgrohe team had established a tactical plan to try to eliminate as many sprinters as possible so that Sagan could collect as many points as possible for The green jersey.
So the race was really packed very quickly. We find ourselves in the first group with Connor, Kevin and me, and we worked in favor of Nairo.
I think we have done our job perfectly. Protected him all day, and on leaving Castres, as we had seen with the DS in the morning, when approaching two roundabouts in a row, I placed Nairo in the right place. him and me, from this place in the first border until the finish.
It was a good day as Nairo did not concede a time, he at the same time took on some of his opponents.
It was a good day with the Arkéa-Samsic team, and I would like to thank Canyon because we let's show off a great bike. It is important to have good equipment and it has helped me a lot today on this curbs stage ”.