A beginner’s mistake2015-05-15
A beginner’s mistake cost me the win today. I was on Bouhanni’s rear wheel and wanted to go by him on the right. But then he simply closed the "door", which I would also have done in his situation. The way would have been open on the left, but in the decisive seconds, I simply chose wrong.
I was so upset with myself that I would have liked to have taken my frustration out by destroying something. My helmet suffered, because I threw it around the bus. And fortunately our bus is strongly built, but the refrigerator might have been dented. I may have hit it a bit too hard when I passed it. That’s how it is, when you have a lot of adrenaline in your blood.
I was upset not only because of the seventh place and the missed victory, but mainly because I couldn’t wrap up the great work by the team and so we lost the yellow jersey. I can go pretty calmly in Saturday’s time trial. But on Sunday there will be no holding me back. That could be my next chance for a stage win.
Photo: © Bayern Rundfahrt / Henning Angerer