TDF. Tour de France – Ilan Van Wilder: “Sometimes we feel like shit…”

TDF. Tour de France – Ilan Van Wilder: “Sometimes we feel like shit…”
TDF. Tour de France – Ilan Van Wilder: “Sometimes we feel like shit…”

Remco Evenepoel successfully passed its first high mountain test on the Tour de FranceThe Belgian surprised more than one person this Tuesday on the 4th stage and in the Galibier pass, resisting admirably the two monsters that are Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and Jonas Vingegaard (Team Visma | Lease a Bike) when the Slovenian carried his devastating acceleration to the summit. Second on the line in Valloire and in the general classification, just 45 seconds behind the Yellow Jersey, the leader of the Soudal Quick-Step could be satisfied. Especially since he was able to count on a Wolfpack very solid around him, with in particular Mikel Landa (7th at the finish) and Ilan Van Wilder (18th) in luxury lieutenants. The latter also took the opportunity to respond to the criticism, according to him too numerous in recent months, on the close guard ofEvenepoel.

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“Sorry, but teams like UAE with only leaders who ride for at least 2 million…”

I will take a moment to express my disappointment to the media.“, began by saying to the The newspapaer the 4th of Tour of Romandie and of theUAE Tour This year. “There are always comments about the team and it’s not nice to hear. I’ll say it clearly: sometimes we really feel like shit. People forget that we are young and that for many it’s the first Tour“. The comparison with the armadas of Tourand in particular the impressive UAE Team Emirates who proved his superiority the day before, annoys him enormously.Sorry, but teams like UAE, they are not teammates, but all leaders who drive for at least two million euros. That says it all. I always hear the same thing: they will not play with these men. They do not have the team for that. I am a little fed up with it“, concluded the 24-year-old Belgian.

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