Like Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team), Tobias Foss and Tom Dumoulin (Team Jumbo-Visma), William Martin is one of the big losers of the 4th stage of the Tour of Italy. His perfect knowledge of Etna – he climbed it fifteen times during his internship in Sicily before the Giro – was not enough for the rider of the Cofidis to compensate for his physical limitations of the day, the latter having rejected him at 1’31” from the group of leaders settled by Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) in front Romain Bardet (DSM-Team). This loss of time thus jeopardizes his top 5 ambitions in Verona, even if many difficult stages remain to come.
Video – Guillaume Martin disappointed after the 4th stage of the Giro 2022
“There is disappointment, but I am not beaten either”
“The day was difficult, I’m a little disappointed with my performance and losing a lot of time on a finish at the top during which there were not so many attacks”begins by explaining the Normand at the microphone of his team. “There were about twenty riders in front, I should normally have been among these riders. There is disappointment, but I’m not down either, the road to the Giro is still long. There are still quite a few things to do if the feeling returns. I was a little apprehensive about this stage the day after a rest day, with a steep climb, a type of effort that is not necessarily the one that suits me best. suffered quite a bit today (Tuesday), so I hope that the sensations will be better with the fatigue that will arrive and harder stages all day. I hope to have a good end of the first week and I will take stock during the second day of resthe concludes.
Difficult day on the slopes of Etna. Guillaume Martin finishes 30th
The Giro is still long, there will be other opportunities for the ðŸ’Š team
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