Matteo Trentin Wins Tour de France Stage 14
In a slightly unexpected turn of events it wasn’t Mark Cavendish who won stage 14 of the Tour de France, but his room-mate Matteo Trentin.
The 23 year old Italian used everything he has learnt from Cavendish to win the sprint finish and give his team their fourth stage win of the 100th Tour. Second place went to Michael Albasini and first-timer Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Sharp came third.
Trentin looked a bit dazed after his first professional win, but it seems like he has really learnt a lot from Cavendish.
“With Mark we always plan the sprint before every race. We always say the main thing is to stay calm and wait for the moment.
Today I just wanted and waited. We saw with the wind that those who went early for sure came back because it was too strong. I just waited because I knew my good sprint is 200 metres. At the 200 metre marker, I went.”
While Cavendish didn’t win this stage, he did win stage 13 to Saint Amand Montrond proving a few doubters wrong who believed that he faced too big a challenge from younger men in this year’s Tour.