"I am satisfied with my performance. I aimed at the victory and I am close to succeed. I worked hard and I progressed in every field. Focus Bikes and my coach, Mickaël Bouget did a great job. This 4th place is good for my moral and my motivation".
Patrick Gretsch’s fourth place is the best result of AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro Cycling Team in a Grand Tour Time Trial since the third place of Domenico Pozzovivo in 2013 Vuelta.