Mathieu Burgaudeau: "I fought with everything I had"
June 9 th 2023 - 17:20
"There is a bit of deception, you can’t avoid it. I wanted to win so bad. Anyway, we did a great race as a team, especially Matteo Vercher who is a neo-pro. But I also don’t have any regrets because I fought with everything I had. I was desperate to hang on and I hoped Zimmermann would doubt. But he kept his cool and he had more strength left so he beat me.
I have the polka-dot jersey but the last two stages are too hard for me. That’s also why we decided to spend everything today with Matteo Vercher and Alexis Vuillermoz. I’ll do what I can anyway, it would be really beautiful to keep this jersey."