After 13 stages, Rodriguez sits on 4th place in the general classification on his first Tour, almost 2 minutes behind third place Jai Hindley.
“The pace was not as hard as other days, but the lunges have worn a lot. It feels like Vingegaard and Pogacar are playing a video game and their legs don’t hurt”, said the Spanish rider after stage 13.
Rodriguez hopes that Saturday and Sunday’s stages will be much better adapted to his characteristics and he will be able to take time on his rivals.
“Hopefully, both stages go well for me and we can get a good result or even take some time,” he concluded.