Philipsen achieves goal in Turkey: “Thankfully Greipel left some space”
Friday April 16, 2021 at 4:54 pm
On Wednesday, Jasper Phillipsen is still disappointed after finishing second in a row on the Turkey Tour, but two days later the Antwerp native was allowed to express his joy. In Marmaris, he beat Andre Griebel in the speed race.
“Of course I was disappointed with three second places. If I didn’t make any mistakes at the enemy, everything still had to fall into the right place.” Phillipsen said after the end: “I am so happy that I finally won here in Turkey.” Alpecin-Fenix testified. Sasha Modolo, Alexander Krieger and Alexander Richardson withdrew this week, which means that the team’s tactics in the lead up to the race have to be adjusted. “I had to rely a little more on the other teams.”
The 23-year-old Scheldeprijs race winner was by no means sure of his ability to participate in the race due to a problem with his bike. “In the last five kilometers my chain had fallen, so I had to drive more power to keep speeding. I was sure I wouldn’t win the race, but I kept following the right wheel and was able to run at the end. I was glad Greipel left some rooms. Otherwise, that would have been impossible. “.
“Winning a stage here after Scheldeprijs is also good. Hopefully, in the next couple of days, we can make this week even better. We all knew that our new teammate Jay Vine has the qualities to climb, but the real race is a little different. He showed his true potential yesterday.” Phillipsen said, Maybe we can help him in a few seconds on his way to winning the Grand Prix.