Matej Mohorič zips lips in Tour de France finale: 'I have nothing to hide'

The Slovenian responded to a police raid in Pau with a solo victory in Libourne, Bahrain-Victorious' third of this Tour

Matej Mohorič
(Image credit: Getty)

After making it into the early breakaway on the 207km-long stage 19, Matej Mohorič had a long time to think about how he'd possibly celebrate his second Tour de France stage victory, and decided upon a zip of the lips and a shush to the doubters after Bahrain-Victorious were raided by police in Pau earlier this week.

"I can't believe it, I was just trying to do my best. Our strategy today was to just be attentive of the break, especially if it's more than eight guys...we were thinking maybe it was a day for the sprint, I thought maybe Deceuninck - Quick-Step or Alpecin-Fenix would control it..." Mohorič explained after the finish, having attacked the group of 20 up the road from 25km out and solo-ing to the finish as his former collaborators squabbled behind.

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