Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) stage winner and Yellow, team manager Patrick Lefevere didn’t even see it coming. “Tomorrow, I’m happy that the newspaper will be yellow for us, not yellow for Jumbo Visma.”

The tour started under the bad star of Quickstep Alpha Vinyl. The team had to leave Tim Declek at home after the corona test was positive, and this morning the two staff members were also positive on the test. But, surprisingly, Yves Lampaert smiled again on Lefevere’s face.

“That shot … what can I say? No more. He’s from my area and is the son of a farmer. He was second only to Remco in the Belgian time trial championship. He’s Sunday, but Middelkerke. It was difficult. I think he can ride a bicycle. “

“I think Eve lost the belief that he was a time trial specialist because he was always beaten, but it was great today.”

“I wasn’t very confident about winning today. To be honest, Asgreen wasn’t okay after a hard crash. We all know Eve as a good, compassionate driver, but I got yellow here. At the beginning of the tour, for the first time in my life, I have few words. “

Unlike Wout van Aert, Lampaert didn’t have to drive in the rain. Van Aert didn’t want to use it as an excuse. Lefevere doesn’t think it’s a discussion either. “What’s that nonsense? It was wet whether it was raining or not. The rider fell before and after Wout. Tomorrow the Jumbo-Visma newspaper will not be yellow. I’m happy about that, but for us. There’s nothing for Wout. “

Lampaert has terminated its contract with Quickstep Alpha Vinyl. Thanks to his amazing double win, he soon became much stronger at the negotiating table. Lefevere is aware of that too.

“I really should be a stock broker. Every time I talk to riders, from Quinten Hermanns to everyone, they always win and the price goes up. I have to change jobs tomorrow. But after all, Eve has been unlucky since last year. After completing Paris-Roubaix, he finally got what he deserved. If these managers aren’t too crazy, the deal extension is going well. I hope you are on the way to. ”

Tour de France
get on date Vehicle type start end total winner leader
1 Individual time trial Copenhagen-Copenhagen 13.2 km Lampaert Lampaert
2 Road race Roskilde-Nyborg 202.2 km
3 Road race Vejle-Sonderborg 182 km
Four Road race Dunkirk-Curry 171.5 km
Five Road race Lille-Allen Berg 157 km
6 Road race Binche-Longwy 219.9 km
7 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Tomblaine-La Planche de Belle Phil 176.3 km
8 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Doll-Lausanne 186.3 km
9 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Aigle-Chatello 192.9 km
Ten Road raceSemi-mountain stage Morzine-Mejeve 148.1 km
11 11 Road raceMountain stage Albertville-Col de Granon 151.7 km
12 Road raceMountain stage Briancon-Alpe d’Huez 165.1 km
13 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Le Bourg-d’Azan-Saint-Etienne 192.6 km
14 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Saint-Etienne-Mendea 192.5 km
15 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Rodez-Carcassonne 202.5 km
16 16 Road raceSemi-mountain stage Carcassonne-Foy 178.5 km
17 17 Road raceMountain stage Saint-Gaudens-Peyragudes 129.7 km
18 18 Road raceMountain stage Lourdes-Howtakam 143.2 km
19 19 Road race Castelnau-Magnoac-Cahors 188.3 km
20 Individual time trial Lacapelle-Marival-Rocamadour 40.7 km
twenty one Road race Paris La Defense Arena-Paris 115.6 km

Source: Sporza

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