Clément Champoussin " A great pleasure to win in front of the general favorites ".
"When we were caught by the group of favorites, it was complicated. I couldn't follow them in the steep part. Then Gino Mäder brought us back and even if I couldn't follow them when they attacked, I hung on. With a little over a kilometer to go, I saw that they were looking at each other. I came in with speed and got enough of a lead to get to the line. I was lucky. It was a little bit unexpected. Over these three weeks I've had my ups and downs and yesterday I wasn't good. I didn't think I would be in front today but I found myself with Lilian Calmejane and Stan Dewulf, two teammates I like. They helped me a lot so I couldn't miss out. It's really cool, I'm surprised. I won in front of the great riders, that makes it even more pleasant.
Julien Jurdie " The whole group deserves this victory ".
"What a day! Clément Champoussin achieved an incredible performance that rewards the work of the whole team since the beginning of La Vuelta a Espana. The guys have been working hard for three weeks and it hasn't paid off yet. Today we still had three riders at the front. Lilian Calmejane finished 12th and Stan Dewulf 14th in the stage, Geoffrey Bouchard and Clément Champoussin were 16th and 18th respectively in the overall classification, the whole group deserves this victory."