Sun, Speed and Sprints Characterize Stage Two In Serbia

23 April 2021

Sports Director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“Another fast day out for the boys today and yet again I saw some great teamwork from everyone. Charles and Mehdi were well protected in the bunch from the wind and we just lost out a little on the final laps as we missed some top end speed.”

“Tomorrow will be a similar distance, but slightly different terrain, there’s a couple of short climbs coming before the finish and then a drag up to the line that should suit Charles, there are some very fast guys here, so we will see what we can do tomorrow.”

Logan Phippen:

Today, you can just call me the wind breaker. I spent a lot time doing that job on today’s stage and that’s where most of my energy went, keeping Charles and Mehdi sheltered and over the open roads across the middle of the stage and as a team we did that well.  It was pretty tough day at the office today.”

Mehdi Benhamouda:

“I felt good today and throughout the stage all the guys did a great job, we were together throughout the stage and the speed of the final laps really thinned the group out, but Charles and I were up there.”

“Charles really tried to lead me out, but it’s hard to do that kind of lead out against the pure sprinters teams who have three or four guys on the front and are really hammering the speed. It was hectic, but the important thing is the teamwork and that we are feeling good together.”

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