Andrea Vendrame: "It means so much
"It's my first victory in the Giro d'Italia and my first with AG2R CITROËN TEAM, it's just incredible. I'm Italian, I'm winning my national Tour, this is the biggest day of my career.
The first goal of the day was to get as many points as possible for Geoffrey in the mountain classification. And we succeeded. On the final, I wanted to anticipate to make a selection. I saw that I could win. When I attacked, Geoffrey was talking to me on the radio, encouraging me. This victory is also for him. Another Giro is starting, we have won and now we will do everything to do it again.
In addition to the victory of Andrea Vendrame, we won the 12th stage in the team classification.
Bouchard is collecting
Sixth of the stage (his best performance this season and in the UCI World Tour), Geoffrey Bouchard increased his lead in the mountain classification. Before the thirteenth stage, which was not difficult, he now has 96 points.
"I'm so happy with Andrea's victory. We get along really well and in every race we are in the room together. The breakaway of the day allowed me to fill up on points. Milan is still a long way off, I'm not projecting myself, but this victory is good for everyone."