Attila Valter won 9th stage of Tour de l’Avenir. 67 km route was demanding and finished in Tignes. Attila took his chance and attacked solo from the breakaway around 5 km to go.
-Hard to find words after what happened today! Biggest day in my life and my career so far. And it was totally different from Friday. Yesterday, I suffered from the start and I was dropped very early. I felt a bit sick and weak but my motivation had never gone. Today, I felt a bit better. Moreover, I knew that I have a chance to win this stage from the breakaway. So my first aim was to be in a break. I went in it after the first try. There were around 20 of us in the beginning. We didn’t have big gaps but I know there would be a different race for the yellow. It was a perfect situation for me. 10 riders were quickly dropped at the fist climb. After that several others were dropped one by one. I decided to went solo around 5 km to go – said Attila. – I pushed till my last breath and still can’t believe that I won. I exactly dreamed about that kind of a victory and I did my very best to make this dream come true. Solo win is always very special. I’d like to thank my teammates and the staff who have been doing crazy job since the beginning od this race – added Hungarian rider.