When the media constantly asks us what we hope for, we want to be offensive even if it’s an insanely high level. We just have to see. If you hit the main points and go over them, we’ll do well,” Søren Wærenskjold tells TV2.
– Stage win tomorrow?
– No, I dare not say anything. You’ve already said so much, the mandalite replies in a good mood, the day before the stage which is expected to be decided by a team race.
There, Wærenskjold could for the first time have the opportunity to claim a stage victory in the world’s biggest cycling race.
The team’s clear leader, Alexander Kristoff, stated that it might be appropriate to give the southerner the ride for his own chances in the third and fourth stages.
You haven’t made the plan yet
He is happy with how he has progressed over the first two days of racing. Even now, I was shocked more powerfully than he had expected.
For him, it was about having clean skin and having as much strength as possible for the two stages ahead.
Despite the fact that he and Kristoff are roommates, they haven’t talked much yet about tomorrow’s stage.
– Alex probably spent four or five hours a day at his computer and talked a little bit with the kids and his wife. So there wasn’t much time to look at the stage, but we’ll see tonight, Wærenskjold says and smiles.
TV 2 expert Mads Kaggestad doesn’t think Wærenskjold has any reason not to want to create expectations ahead of the stages ahead.
– I think it must be offensive. We remember when Thor Hushovd came along, he dared to say he wanted to win. Wærenskjold is an exceptional talent. They must have the belief that they can make it great. I think he dreams of fighting for victory and making it big, but he dare not say it. I think he’d rather let his legs speak for him than say too much, says the expert.
Kaggestad stood in the finish area and watched Wærenskjold roll after the stage. He thinks the 23-year-old looks sharp.
He seems relatively unaffected. He is cheerful and has a lot of energy. I really think he can fight at the top tomorrow, says TV 2 expert.
Although Kaggestad believes Uno-X can secure its first Tour de France pole position, there are many riders he trusts more than Kristoff and Wærenskjold.
Wout van Aert, Mads Pedersen and Jasper Philipsen are his favorites ahead of the third stage of the Tour de France this summer.
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