[su_quote cite=Andrea Vendrame]
Andrea Vendrame: "It's a good signal
"It was a very difficult first stage. The final climb was very hard. I was a bit stuck behind and I sprinted to get back up. A top 10 to start with is a good signal. It will get better and better for the next stages."[/su_quote]
Felix Gall, who is competing in his first grand tour, took 18th place in the stage. "I expected a more tense start and in the end everything went well, without too much stress. I had good legs in the finish," he said.
Lawrence Naesen tried his luck in the final. "It wasn't planned. I was coming up to help Felix and Andrea and since I had speed, I tried," he admits.
Four Days of Dunkerque: Oliver Naesen placed for the final weekend
Oliver Naesen is 11" behind the leader at the beginning of the final weekend of the Four Days of Dunkerque. "The first stages followed the same scenario, concluded by a sprint and the group reacted well. We are in the game for the last two days and Oliver has the ability to achieve a great performance," said Stéphane Goubert, sports director of the AG2R CITROËN team.