AG2R CITROËN Team (Italy) - Press Release: Aurélien Paret-Peintre - "A day of dreams".
"It's a dream day. The most beautiful victory of my career. I fought for a long time to be in the breakaway and I succeeded. On the last climb I hung on. I knew I could beat him in a sprint. Everyone was aware that the breakaway today would certainly play for the win. I had to stay with it. I'm now third overall but I'm not making any big plans. I prepared well for the Giro with an excellent training course in Etna with Mikaël Cherel. This work is bearing fruit.
We'll have to recover now. The Giro is a race that fits the team well. We still have a lot of opportunities to win other stages."