Professional cyclist Tanja Erath: I hung only by a thread

As a completion of the virtual Tour de France is coming up this Sunday on a stage with arrival in Paris. They are ever on the Champs-Elysées, the sacred pavemen

Professional cyclist Tanja Erath: I hung only by a thread

As a completion of the virtual Tour de France is coming up this Sunday on a stage with arrival in Paris. They are ever on the Champs-Elysées, the sacred pavement of the sport's dangers?

no, never. I was once as a pupil in the twelfth grade on study trip in Paris, it was actually two days after the Tour finish on the Champs-Elysées as brochures rum and waving hands were still everywhere. I've picked up a few on the ground, that was my only experience so far with the Champs-Elysées.

your Team Canyon-Sram has been nominated for three of the six stages of the virtual Tour.

Yes, I ride the mostly flat stages, because it corresponds to my driver's profile as a Sprinter.

you have to get on the training platform Zwift, to the pros – men and women – now six Tour-travel stages, a professional contract in the World Tour Team Canyon-Sram. Of the role on the road – and now, due to Corona and back again. What they had done for the virtual Tour?

my first Tour stage, I went a bit on security, because I was only a day from the training camp with my Team, the legs were a little heavy. I wanted to get the Green Jersey of the best rider, and that's why I put my focus on the intermediate sprints. It went very well. The first Intermediate sprint I won, the second, then third and Fifth, then I thought, okay, I'm saving a bit for the final, but the race had me disassembled until then, but already pretty, I hung only by a thread. For sixth place at the end of it has passed. For me this was quite okay. I had taken the Green Jersey and was away from the group that drove to the victory, not far, although there was a final climb that is close to my so. This has given me confidence for my second bet, for the next flat stage.

you have won actually...

Yes, as I have said from the beginning my three team mates: girls, I would save my powers, like for the finals and then see what is going on. The course is flat, but with short kickers in there. This is running great, I always had two of my girls in the front, I did not have to go always in the full print, to get on the road to score maximum points, didn't have to spend full. When it came to the last three kilometres, I felt good and then I opened as I had planned, the Sprint, approximately 290 meters from the finish.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 06:19

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