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Langeveld enjoyed riding for the leader

22 year-old Sebastian Langeveld of Team Rabobank has just finished his very first Grand Tour and said, "I am really glad that it is over. Those three weeks have passed quickly. You always have to wait and see how you will digest such a long tour, but I am pretty happy with how it went. I think that is the case because we as a team constantly had something to focus on. We went for Freire in the first week and after that for Menchov. Time passes much faster when you are constantly in the lead of the pack and riding next to the leader."

Writing on the team's website,, he said "I thoroughly realize how unique it is to be on the team that wins the leader's jersey in your first major tour. Winning such a tour is something you might experience only once at all as a cyclist. And then immediately in your first time: it is just amazing. I am privileged."

The successful Rabo team ended the race with a small celebration. "On Saturday we celebrated it a little already; the entire team went for a nice dinner in a restaurant. A good moment, unwind for a while and have a few glasses of wine. I felt like standing upside-down after two glasses already because I am pretty messed up now," Langeveld noted.

But the partying is already over for the youngster, who now has a further assignment. "I have also immediately set my sights on the world championships. That is how seriously I take this sport."

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