"I rode my bike the way that I liked: attacking, front, and at the end I realized that although I knew it, when i try harder and when i'm on attack, I have better days than when l'm in the peloton. This is a small step towards the future.
Yes, but it is not the same to do the general or to do what you did. It's not even the same race. Making the top 10 can be very stressful. It requires a lot more involvement. It's a constant struggle to get things done. If it doesn’t, I quit and go to sleep.
"There's not much to do, so rest up for the championship (from France June 23-26 in Cholet), train well and travel to Copenhagen for the Tour, with the first few days that may prove difficult. To be dangerous and complicated with cobblestones and curbs, before I arrive on my playground in good health and condition.
"I lost it at Semnoz on the last day of 2013, and it was the most disappointing moment in my career. It always gets in the way, and I've never played it again. The disappointment was so great that it hurt my feelings.