Tour de France 2019: Stage 3 finish line quotes

Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) during stage 1 at the Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) - stage winner and new race leader "I'm speechless. I don't realize what's happening to me. I knew this stage suited me. I managed to avoid any pitfalls and crashes. I felt good so I accelerated in the Mutigny climb but I didn't think I'd go alone. I gave everything. I heard I was 30 or 40'' ahead. It's difficult to meet the expectations being the favourite. I made it. I'm delighted." Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) - lost five seconds to Pinot and Bernal "The team was strong as always and we rode really well today, so a good day. "I think today was a punchy day and one where I'd normally struggle the most and with limited racing coming in here, but I was OK. "It was totally different [coming to the race with the number 1 on the back]. Every press conference, you're getting all ...

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