Lozano finds the outside line as teamwork starts to pay off for TNN in Rwanda

25 February 2022

David Lozano (ESP):

“Yet again it was hard from the flag drop today, but I feel like we did much better. Maybe we are finally acclimatizing because we managed to work really well over the three main climbs and everyone did a great job.”

“Lucas did amazing work for me and Peter at the end to help us stay at the front onto and over the Mur de Kigali and we held a really good position there within the top 25 or 30 riders and I knew that if I could approach from the outside and keep that line could maintain a good speed up to the end.”

“Overall, it was a good day for us, and I was finishing strong today so another 300 or 400 meters maybe I could have finished a little higher up, but top 25 is pretty good and it means I’m getting better. We would like to finish this race strongly, but we also know it’s going to be great preparation for our next races and for me personally, being my first race of 2022, that will be invaluable.”

Sport director Gennady Mikhaylov (RUS):

“A first category climb to begin with, followed by a Hors Category ascent up to Tetero and the Mur de Kigali ahead of the climb to the line just to finish things off. It was a monster stage today and all in 152 action packed kilometers.”

“David did very well and found his rhythm there at the end with Lucas also improving today and helping David and Peter over the Mur de Kigali. All in all, a lot better from us and I’m very happy with the performance and the result, I hope we continue in the same way tomorrow.”

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