Rohan Dennis: "I was just thinking of pulling out"

interview09.06.2013Stage 8- Sisteron / Risoul

Rohan Dennis is the big revelation of the week. "Eighth of the Dauphiné between riders like Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador, and best young rider without benefitting from any breakaway, I'm very happy", he commented despite feeling very cold after the ceremony for the white jersey. "But if it wasn't for my team, I wouldn't have done it. I was just thinking of pulling out. It was so cold up the col de Vars. I couldn't move my hands anymore. But my team-mates took all the wet clothes from me. Andrew Talansky sacrificed his gloves for me. He rode without gloves for the rest of the stage. I'm grateful for his generosity. I couldn't ask for a better team to help me. I had to finish off."

Stage 8 Sisteron / Risoul

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