The supervisor for the Dutch biking group Jumbo-Visma says he noticed members of a French squad ingesting “giant beers” on the second relaxation day of the Tour de France.
Jumbo Visma supervisor Richard Plugge, whose rider Jonas Vingegaard leads the occasion, criticized Groupama-FDJ cyclists for not taking the occasion significantly.
“We had been with a French group at our resort throughout the remainder day. We might see riders drink giant beers,” Plugge stated, by way of ESPN. “Alcohol is poison, and while you’re drained [and you drink], it makes you extra drained.”
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Plugge added that Vingegaard’s success had been due to his consideration to “particulars.”
Groupama-FDJ supervisor Marc Madiot didn’t react pleasantly.
“Who does he assume he’s? Frankly, it is an exceptionally vile assault on his half,” Madiot stated. “Let him hold his mouth shut. I do not intend to see him. I do not care about him. I am not going to go and see him. I am offended. It is pathetic. I do not watch what he places in his riders’ bowls.
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“How can any individual dare to say one thing like that,” Madiot added, saying the claims weren’t true. “They weren’t at our dinner desk. Different members of the group have drunk a beer. However the riders had been on Perrier water.”
Madiot continued to tear Plugge for his sentiments that Madiot’s group was not taking the occasion significantly.
“What is that this remark getting at? That our riders aren’t critical, that they don’t prepare? I’d prefer to level out that the next day’s TT, I instructed our riders to go all out. Our eight riders had been all within the prime 80. And the day after I had 4 riders within the break, so he can shut his mouth,” Madiot stated. “Individuals should cease saying no matter they need. It’s shabby, shabby.
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“I don’t give a rattling about what he says,” Madiot continued. “I’m not going to decrease myself to the purpose the place I am going see him.”
Vingegaard is searching for his second straight Tour de France victory.