"This is the best victory of my career" - Thibau Nys overcome with emotion after impressive Tour de Suisse stage win

On stage 3 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, Thibau Nys proved once again the immense potential the Belgian has with a powerful and punchy uphill sprint to victory.

Afterwards, the 21-year-old Belgian was visibly emotional as he spoke to the press. "A lot is going through my head," Nys reflected through tears in his post-stage interview. "It's so nice to see the good form from the last few weeks again, I've been dreaming about this stage for a long time. I was so disappointed after the Gippingen crash because I was so close to winning there. However, from there to the hotel we did the reconnaissance of this stage, to get my head in the right direction again and that worked."

Despite emerging as a real contender in stage races over the last few months, Nys hasn't been feeling all the great over the recent days, making this win feel extra special to the Lidl-Trek prodigy. "I really had a hard time yesterday and today too. I didn't feel good on the bike, a very irritating feeling. The boys got me through it and that's why I started to believe in it. I have no words for it," he continues. "This is the best victory of my career."

After star performances already this year at races such as the Tour de Romandie, it continues Nys' love affair with racing on Swiss roads also. "It seems that I always perform in Switzerland, with its beautiful roads and races," Nys concludes warmly. "I would like to maintain this in the coming years, but for now I cannot describe what this feels like and what this means."

2024 Tour de Suisse stage 3 results:

1 NYS Thibau Lidl-Trek 60 03:27:31
2 WILLIAMS Stephen Israel-Premier Tech 40 + 00
3 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education-EasyPost 30 + 00
4 ADRIÀ Roger BORA-hansgrohe 25 + 00
5 LAPEIRA Paul Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team 20 + 00
6 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Visma | Lease a Bike 15 + 00
7 YATES Adam UAE Team Emirates 10 + 00
8 SKJELMOSE Mattias Lidl-Trek 8 + 03
9 TULETT Ben Team Visma | Lease a Bike 5 + 03
10 CARAPAZ Richard EF Education-EasyPost 2 + 03

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