Laporte: "It's always nice when it's unexpected"
June 6 th 2023 - 17:43
"It’s a bit unexpected. Of course, I wanted to sprint but I always said I’m fast but not enough to beat these riders… And things went my way today. Dylan Groenewegen was boxed on the right side, Bennett was on the limit and it allowed me to pass on the left. The team protected Jonas [Vingegaard] and I enjoyed their work. That was the plan. I was a bit boxed in with 500 metres to go but then I found the opening. It's always nice when it's unexpected. It’s a good day! I’m not sure I’ll be able to defend the jersey tomorrow. I like time trials, but I prefer when they’re shorter, like 15, maybe 20 kilometres. Over 30 kilometres, I think it will be difficult but I’ll try to do well and to honour the jersey."