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The stage film - 06/11 - 00:53 [GMT + 9]

Valverde also reigns in Saitama

A month after conquering the rainbow jersey, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) claimed the sixth edition of Le Tour de France Saitama Critérium. The World champion sprinted to victory after an exciting duel against the Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (Team Sky). Yukiya Arashiro (Special TDF Japan Team) finished third after being one of the most active riders in a...

Interview - 04/11 - 10:25

Arashiro: “A beautiful race”

Yukiya Arashiro (Special TDF Japan Team): “I’m happy to climb on the podium. Once I was at the front with the Yellow Jersey and the World champion, it wasn’t easy. In the last lap, I attacked, everyone was cheering for me, it was great, a beautiful race! There’s always a lot of public in Saitama. Every lap, it felt like there was even more and more fans....

Interview - 04/11 - 10:18

Kristoff: "It's great to see so much people cheer for us"

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates): “I lost the sprint to Marcel (Kittel) at the beginning so I knew if I wanted the Green jersey I had to go in the breakaway. There were some riders pushing really hard at the front, I won the sprints and I settled the score and even got more points. We were racing hard and there quite some corners so it wasn’t easy to enjoy the...

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