Etixx-QuickStep 2015 Tour de France press conference

Cover: Mark Cavendish, Etixx-QuickStep Tour de France 2015 press conference
Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

It’s no secret that I love Le Tour de France. I’ve won a lot here, and I’d like to get more than one victory because I love winning. But even one stage win at the Tour de France can be enough in a career for one rider. So I am not really going to be disappointed if I don’t win multiple stages.”
Mark Cavendish

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Etixx – Quick-Step, Tour de France 2015 press conference Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

My main objective for Le Tour is the opening time trial in Utrecht tomorrow. Everyone is thinking about me and Tom Dumoulin as the big contenders, but I think there are a lot more riders who can do well on Saturday. Fabian Cancellara and Rohan Dennis are also strong competitors, and there are many others as well. It will be a nice fight and we will see what happens. But I’ve analyzed the course for tomorrow with the help of my team, and I know it really well.”
Tony Martin

Tony Martin, Tour de France 2015
Tony Martin, Tour de France 2015 Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
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Etixx – Quick-Step, Tour de France 2015 Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

I am not sure if I am 100 percent going into this edition of the Tour de France. But of course I did everything I could to be in the best shape possible when I arrived here at this race. Since the Ardennes Classics I focused on Le Tour as my next big objective. I want to do my best tomorrow and see how I feel day-by-day.”
Michal Kwiatkowski

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Michal Kwiatkowski, Etixx – Quick-Step, Tour de France 2015 Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

I think I am good. I am here to support the team in the first week, and then we will see what I can do in the second part of the race. A stage victory will be really be icing on the cake. I really would like to get one victory at Le Tour.
Rigoberto Uran

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Rigoberto Uran, Etixx-Quick Step, Tour de France 2015 Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media