Dufaux claims yellow jersey in tour of romandie
The French coach believes that, should he return to the Tour de France in 2013, he can look forward to winning two times on the green jersey.
«I’ll be able to win at least two races on yellow or grey, so it’s not impossible. The difference is that you have to race on green because you have to train on the r우리카지노oad. In addition to that, for me, the team has to focus. With that in mind, the yellow jersey I can do a bunch sprint when the weather’s fine, even if I’m just in a stage. But in the final it’s not going to be the same.
«But if I do, I’m in position and if I don’t, I’ll finish second in the mountain finish as long as I win.»
The only time he won a stage outside of France is in 2009 when he finished fifth in the stage to Bruges, then finished third in that same stage to Roubaix and then won the road stages to Leipzig to put himself back in contention.
The Tour has always been his favoured race, and while he acknowledges he won’t be on a podium again for the first time, he feels he can improve his team’s chances.
«I’m not one for thinking about my own career,» he said. «I don’t have the time and energy to think about that. It has never been a reason for me to keep going. In the end, I was happy at how things turned out and was very happy when the Tour finished. I believe I’ll be at the Tour in 2013.»
Asked how the French riders could find success in a time trial or team time trial when the peloton was struggling in any case, he said: «One thing you want to focus on is how to win a mountain stage. We knew that in the early s바카라tages but had only the two sprinters on our roster.
«If we can beat the best mountain teams, that’s really good because it means you won’t be under pressure to attack on the roads. On the other hand, if we don’t have a chance to beat the best mountain teams on the long stage, you have to be sure you have the right team to beat them.»
Dufaux also thinks the Tour is one of the greatest r바카라aces in history.
«This is the biggest race in history and it will take a special talent to play it in the best possible way,» he said.