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"I was just crying, crying, crying"

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig: "I felt I was in a good spot following Marianne [Vos]’s wheel under flamme rouge, but then I lost position a bit and I was: 'sh…' And Kasia [Niewiadoma] was already attacking. I just kept on fighting, thinking 'I can come back, at least the podium!’ And then: 'it’s looking pretty good…' It’s amazing. Yesterday was such a gloomy, sad, sh… day. To keep fighting with the team like this is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life I think. We’re not quitters! During the race, the girls came to me to tell me: ‘We believe in you! We’re here for you!’ And then they were standing in front of me when I was on the podium. I was just crying, crying, crying. And them too. It was so special. I’m a stage winner of the Tour de France! That’s a good line on my resume. And we’re gonna celebrate tonight, I promise you. Marta [Cavalli] will be with us in the hotel and we’ll be able to have a glass of champagne and also tell her: 'We did it for you'."

26/07/2022 - Tour de France femmes avec Zwift 2022 - Etape 3 - Reims / Epernay (133,6 km) - LUDWIG Cecilie (FDJ SUEZ FUTUROSCOPE) - Vainqueure de l'étape
26/07/2022 - Tour de France femmes avec Zwift 2022 - Etape 3 - Reims / Epernay (133,6 km) - LUDWIG Cecilie (FDJ SUEZ FUTUROSCOPE) - Vainqueure de l'étape © A.S.O./Thomas Maheux

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