Aurélien Paret-Peintre: "We'll have to give it our all."
"I'm happy with my day. It was a nice finish that could have suited me. The stage was difficult with a fast start for two hours and climbs and descents all day. We had to be in a good position in the final and the team did a good job. There are two difficult days left with short and mountainous stages. It's going to be a fireworks display. I'm tenth in the overall classification, so I'll have to give it my all."
Dorian Godon took twelfth place in the stage. "It was a "MotoGP" day, very fast, very tiring, with the wind at my back. The final was made for the puncheurs and I had checked it off. I chose to take the right side of the road and it was a bad decision because I could not sprint as I wanted", he said.
"We focused on Dorian and Aurélien in the final. Aurelien did a great performance. We hope that he will have recovered well because tomorrow is the beginning of a great adventure for him because he will have the opportunity to play with the best", says sports director Julien Jurdie.
Greg Van Avermaet: "It was not an easy sprint."
"It was a tough day, very nervous like every day on this race. The team did a great job of getting me into the sprint. In the final, there was some movement and I lost a few places. It wasn't an easy sprint so I'm happy with the result."