David Gaudu: “Second again, but second behind Pogacar”
March 8 th 2023 - 17:32
It was a complicated day today. Really hard. There was lots of wind, tension, nerves. But we did well as a team, we never were in a rush, we even launched an echelon so it was a good day.
We saw immediately that Vingegaard’s first attack was not one to be followed. Everybody had the same reaction. We let them do the show and decide who the strongest was. I held there and there was a bit of tail wind so I said to myself: why not? I saw I had nobody in the wheel and a flat section was coming so I tried to hang in there but in the sprint he was stronger than me.
I was second again. Second behind Pogacar of course. But that’s it. There won’t be a million chances to beat them in the climbs. I’m happy with my form. It was a first set. This one is done. I will have to stay focused. Arnaud will have a chance to sprint tomorrow.