TDF. Tour de France – Matej Mohoric: “With only 32 kilometers of gravel…”

TDF. Tour de France – Matej Mohoric: “With only 32 kilometers of gravel…”
TDF. Tour de France – Matej Mohoric: “With only 32 kilometers of gravel…”

Special day on this Tour de France… the much-feared stage of the white paths. And if there is one specialist in the peloton, it is Matej Mohoric. The Slovenian of the formation Bahrain Victorious is simply the Gravel World Champion. At the start of this 9th stage, Mohoric is cited among the big favorites and is very impatient to walk these white paths “à la française”.

Matej Mohoric at the start of this 9th stage

“We’re going to try to break away”

“We’ve been really looking forward to it for months”declares Mohoric. “We are ready and motivated. With only 32 kilometres of gravel, it might not be enough to make a difference to win the stage, but it will stretch the peloton out. It might be a stage for the breakaway after the previous day’s stage which ended in a sprint. We will try to go in a breakaway, but also to protect our leaders for the general classification, Santiago Buitrago and Pello Bilbao. The weather looks good, there is no rain.”

A specialist in this type of terrain, the Slovenian also explains the impact of rain on these areas. “When there was rain the day before, it makes the gravel more compact, it’s better than if it doesn’t rain, there will be less dust, so the conditions are perfect”he concluded.

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