Lutsenko: "I'm happy, the Tour is the most important race"

The Kazakh achieved his 27th career victory, his first at the Grande Boucle: "I knew I had to attack on the toughest slopes of La Lusette."

Lutsenko:-"I'm-happy-the-Tour-is-the-most-important-race"

Alexey Lutsenko achieved his first victory in the Tour with an accurate attack on La Lusette, to which the rest of his escape companions could not respond: his movements in the first-class pass, because the finish line was not so hard and it was easy to pedal ”. The manager of Astana, Alexander Vinokourov, encouraged him on the radio: “He told me that in the last 15 kilometers he was not going to let me relax, that I had to do my best to be a winner, and that's how it was.”

Stage winner at the 2017 Vuelta (in Alcossebre), the Kazakh got his 27th professional goal at age 27: “This success is very important to me. This is the Tour, the most relevant race in the world. I fought for a long time to achieve this ... and it finally paid off. " Lutsenko thanked his escape partners for their effort: “We talked, we collaborated and we understood each other. Afterwards, it only came down to surviving La Lusette. I didn't stay for a moment, I just set my own pace and in the most demanding part I accelerated. I feel very happy, I needed a victory on the Tour ”. It also meant the 14th of Astana in 2020. The team has Superman López as leader.



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