Victoire Berteau: "I really gave everything, I have no regrets. It was 150 km of pleasure, and everywhere on the side of the road people were saying: ‘Allez Victoire.’ And that motivated me even more. I wanted to make the breakaway even though I knew it was going to be a sprint, but now I define myself more as an attacker so it's stages like that that might suit me better than a bunch sprint. The DS told me: ‘Today you can take your chance in the breakaway, it can go to the end.’ I had time to believe in it. But when Trek moved, they were not gifting anything. It's something huge to be in the lead on the Tour de France. I heard the DS say at 2:10 p.m.: ‘Okay, the TV is on!’ I did not think I could go until the last 2km. This is something really big."