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[su_quote cite=Geoffrey Bouchard] "When Laurent Fignon won this jersey (1984), I was not yet born. Few Frenchmen have won this ranking, I am aware that it is not insignificant. I don't realize it yet, I think it will take me a few more days. I took the jersey on the evening of the ninth stage. That day, I was very disappointed to have been caught 400 meters from the line and the jersey was not an objective. I went for the points patiently and I didn't want to give it up, I consolidated it day after day. I had a great day at the front with Andrea Vendrame (winner of stage 12) and from that moment on, we raced without pressure. After the Vuelta (2019), I am proud to bring back this jersey for my third Grand Tour. I'm starting to have a nice collection!"[/su_quote]

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Geoffrey Bouchard is the first Frenchman since Laurent Fignon in 1984 to win the best climber classification in the Giro. Louison Bobet (1951) and Raphaël Geminiani (1952 - 1957) are the other Frenchmen to win.

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End of career for Mathias Frank at the Swiss Championship

Mathias Frank, 34 years old, will finish his career on the Swiss roads. He will take part in the Grand Prix of the Canton of Aargau (June 4) and then in the Tour de Suisse (June 6-13). The third stage from Lachen to Pfaffnau will pass in front of his home before concluding 14 years of professionalism at the National Championships in Huttwil: "I couldn't have wished for a better end to my career than to finish on the roads of my country. I've experienced great things in the Tour de Suisse and I'm looking forward to the third stage that passes by my home."