Tour De France 2019: Stage 1 Finish Line Quotes

Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma celebrates winning the opening stage at the Tour de France

Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) – stage 1 winner "I cannot believe it. We were working for weeks, for months to bring Dylan [Groenewegen] here to the win and yellow jersey, and then with 1.5km to go everything disappears because he goes down in a crash. "Then I thought I'm still here, still fresh so we can try it. I saw everyone dying in the last metres – even Sagan I was catching up on. I just took him on the line and, like I said, it's beyond imagining. It's unbelievable. "I couldn't clearly see if [Groenewegen] crashed or not so I just stayed in position and then I heard that he went down. Like I said, I felt good because we were in a good position. Then I thought I'll go for it. I still had Wout [Van Aert] with me, he also could do something, and it was just enough. ...

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