Tour de France #8: Daniel Teklehaimanot Still Retains the Polka Dot Jersey

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TDF-stage8-danielBy MTN-Qhubeka,

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s first objective of the day was to retain Daniel Teklehaimanot’s Polka Dot jersey. With 2 points available at the stage finish, our African team were relying largely on Joquim Rodriguez (Katusha) not winning the stage, as he was the only real threat to Daniel’s jersey today. With Vuillermoz taking the victory, Daniel will keep the Polka Dots for another day.

Daniel Teklehaimanot – Rider

“Keeping the jersey today was very important for me. I knew that I would keep it if Rodriguez wasn’t the stage winner. It’ll be extraordinary to ride in the Pyrenees with the polka dot jersey. What’s happening to me is so big. I didn’t expect to see so many Eritreans coming to the start this morning to support me. I’m so happy.”

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