Andreas Leknessund is in no hurry to surrender the pink jersey

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“I hope to be able to defend it again on Saturday.”

At the Giro d’Italia, Andreas Leknessund defended the leadership symbol for the third day in a row.

“I didn’t expect to hold on to the pink jersey but I thought it would be possible,” stressed the Team DSM Norwegian. “I was ready for the battle. The way the race developed definitely favored me and my team. I thought the final climb would be tougher, but maybe the wind, the cold and the length of the stage put off those who wanted to attack. I gave myself another day in the pink jersey, I hope to be able to defend it on Saturday as well but I think my adventure in the lead will end on Sunday as Evenepoel is only 28″ away and in time trial he is too superior to me.”

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