30 August 2022

Vuelta (Stage 10), Sebastian Hinault: "Thibault has reassured himself »

Thibault Guernalec

On the line

“I am happy to have found good legs, better than the ones I had this weekend. I am happy that I have found good legs again, better than the ones I had this weekend, which is good in view of the two weeks we have left in this Vuelta. I was aiming for a top 20 on this stage and I started with a very good rhythm, but the heat made me get stuck in the final. If I had chosen a slightly slower pace, I would have stalled. I am convinced of that. The time lost at the beginning of the stage would have been the same at the finish. I am convinced of that. It was a good day mentally, but now I would have liked to finish in the top 20. It would have been my 3rd one this year in the UCI Worldtour”.

Sébastien Hinault, Sport-Director

The debrief

“The level on this individual time trial of the Vuelta Ciclista a España is very high, especially when you see the performance of Remco Evenepoel. Thibault was hoping for a little bit better, we were too, but his sensations since a few days were not at their best. He was reassured today. Thibault was able to ride at an average speed of 51 km/h. We were aiming for a top 20, Thibault is among the 30ers. I think that he needs to complete his first Grand Tour in order to take a step forward in this kind of time trial.


Thibault Guernalec