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."


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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