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Giro Talk Stage 10: Rider Comments

Arvesen: “It was many days that I was thinking about this stage. And so I couldn’t do better than win it. In the final we were just 4 men and so everybody was interested to arrive at the finish together. And as Im a good sprinter, I didn’t have many problems to win”.

Simoni: “When I sprinted I was thinking that I was going to risk a lot. We were still far from the arrive, but I wanted to do a bit of confusion, and I did it. This victory and this jersey is for my 2 loves (my wife and my daughter)”.

Garzelli: “When I saw Simoni attack I thought it was too soon. He risked a lot but he has been lucky. In the final, in my group, there were 15-20 riders, and sometimes I don’t understand some riders: we could catch the leaders and then play our chances of victory. But it was just me, with the pink jersey, and 2-3 other riders who were trying to catch Simoni and his group. I just hope that Simoni spent a lot of energy today. About me, I hope to be ready for the other hilly stages”.

Casagrande: “I didn’t think that Simoni could arrive at the sprint. I tried forcing on the last climb, but I couldn’t make a difference. And in the final not many riders were helping me and Garzelli to close the gap with Simoni’s group. About me, Im feeling good and I just got a bad day on Terminillo”.

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