The leader of Astana Pro Team Miguel Angel Lopez became 6th in the final overall standings. He did a very good debut at the Tour de France, won the queen stage and missed just a little in the decisive individual time trial to reach the final podium.
- I think, that I did a good Tour de France. It was really nice to make debut in this great race and to do it until the end, finishing in Paris. I liked this race so much, I was competitive, I was always up there in front with all the best riders, I won a beautiful stage. Fighting for the podium, I was close for a big result in this race, but I missed a day to reach my goal. That’s cycling and there is nothing to do with it. However, I’ve got some valuable experience and I am sure that I will come back stronger. But right now, I am happy to be here in Paris with my team, which was phenomenal from start to finish. I want to thank all teammates, riders, staff, management for these three weeks! It was something incredible! – said Miguel Angel Lopez.
- As a team we did a very strong and successful Tour de France. We won two super nice stages with our Kazakh Champion Alexey Lutsenko and our leader Miguel Angel Lopez. We did a great job as a team, all three weeks working hard together for one goal. We were winning together and were losing together, but that is part of our sport. However, with a sixth place in the general classification, two stages and very promising debut of Miguel Angel Lopez and Harold Tejada we can be really satisfied. The season is going on and we have more new races and new goals lying ahead. I am sure, some great results will come in the next weeks, - said Alexandr Vinokurov, general manager of Astana Pro Team.
The last stage in Paris as it was expected ended with a bunch sprint, won by the green jersey Sam Bennett, who outsprinted Mads Pedersen and Peter Sagan.
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