On stage 5 of this year's Tour, 27-year-old Skujiņš secured the famous polka dot "King of the Mountains" jersey, and will wear it on stage 6, a fantastic achievement on his debut tour.
A very happy @Tomashuuns becomes the first Latvian rider to ever put his hands on a leader jersey on @LeTour! ?? ?⚪— Carrefour France (@CarrefourFrance) July 11, 2018
Toms Skujiņš devient le premier Letton à revêtir un maillot distinctif sur @LeTour ! ?? ?⚪
#TDF2018 #MaillotàPoisCarrefour ?⚪ pic.twitter.com/M7cBF68H1S
Not only that, but according to cycling portal velonews, at the stage end he came out with what we think is one of the best sports quotes we've heard in a long time:
“Obviously the Tour is the Tour, blah blah blah,” he joked.
While the Tour has yet to head into the proper mountains where the polka dot jersey will ultimately be won, it remains a fantastic achievement for the Latvian rider, who has already won a large number of fans for his combative and fearless riding style. Keep a look out for the polka dot jersey on stage 6 today.
You can continue to follow Toms' prgress in Le Tour at the official website.