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Tim Wellens wants yellow jersey not just give up and put trust in the heat

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) won his yellow jersey in the Tour of Wallonia with tooth and nail to defend. “That sweater I like and I will not just give up,” said the 27-year-old Limburger Monday after the third stage, in which he, as the eighth finished.

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“Despite the heat, felt the legs well though I prefer a bit chilly – and my team has the game excellently controlled. In the final, I witnessed the attack of the riders of Quick-Step answer. In the sprint I came then too short, but I am satisfied.”

In the position, Wellens still four seconds for Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors). “Of course I like a bit more edge, but in this round it is not easy to take time, and therefore also not to the time back pack. A status quo is in my favor.”

“In the beginning of the season, I was often ill, but now I’m back in top form,” said the Norwegian stage winner Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty-Groupe Gobert). “Maybe just a little too late, because it was quite a disappointment that in not get to go to the Tour de France.”

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