#TDF – review
As you can think, these last days were pretty eventful. First a brief review of my part at the Le Tour de France. I was very busy preparing for the tour and wanted to successfully finish my 8. Tour participation. The shape was good and my sprints were stronger and stronger from stage to stage. I believe I would have won the 8th stage. Instead, the jury decided to distance us both. The three stages after the rest of the day were just too hard for me. I knew that Thursday would be another hard day in the saddle and could only hope that the peloton would pass the first increase pretty slowly. But that wasn’t the case. Soon I felt this would be the end of the tour for me. And if my legs don’t bring me to the target alone, then I have to take the necessary consequences and get out as a fair sportsman
My focus is now on preparation for the upcoming races. As you have already learned from the media, I will carry the jersey of lotto soudal until 31.12.2018. From 2019 onwards, a new chapter will begin. As soon as there’s news, you’ll find out immediately. But before this new, exciting challenge begins, I will give everything for my team like in the past 8 years. We were able to form a real team & have achieved a lot together. A few goals remained unfulfilled, but this will be another motivating for the future. Until that time, there are still some races ahead. And, of course, we will tackle this with full passion & will. And as before, together.