Cup field still top class says racing board chairman
“He came in to win the race. The team have all won the Tour de France in the past couple of years, and we wanted to be there,” Van Gisbergen said. “He took part in training and he’s a good guy, but he’s a bit of a celebrity and we wanted to be there.”
The 32-year-old will be joining fellow winner Chris Froome at Team Sky in 2015, and he is happy to take the team’s first foray into the Olympics as part of a three-man line-up.
“It would have been nice to bring some experie바카라nce to this team as the team will need that for a bit,” he said. “It’s something I’ll be interested to see for sure in prepa바카라사이트ration for what’s coming up.
“This race was a great challenge, you could have been up for a long time here; I know the weather in France. I thought we managed to come up with some good points through the final kilometres.
“I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong so far on this trip, I would have been more nervous in the first couple of days but this is a fantastic feeling. This is a step into the future and a great opportunity.”
Froome’s time of 21:14 had been a goal for several months, but Van Gisbergen said the Sky duo had worked closely to prepare for an opportunity.
“Chris is a very good guy, he worked really hard on his time as well as his training and getting the rest tha바카라t we needed,” said Van Gisbergen. “I think our experience together in these sprints is quite good.
“We got through to the last climb, but Chris was just really confident going for it and making that big step, and then we were able to keep going and then come back and finish the day on the podium.
“It was great to work with him, he’s an incredibly fast rider who can definitely take that big step on the race and there’s no doubt he’ll be an incredible contender in these races.”