"It was the only reason for the win. It was a special one, for Gino. We started to prepare the last two weeks with him in mind. We tried to be calm and positive, I wanted to put all my positive energy to try to do something nice in the Tour. My first victory in the Tour after 13 years as a pro, this is such a special moment for me."
-Pello Bilbao wins in the breakaway and keeps his GC hopes with a massive 5th on GC.
"I hope not to be in the break today."
"I really wanted this one. I felt great this morning and I wanted to get up the road. When I went solo, I was never sure if I could make it all the way but I just wanted to give it my best."