Tuesday August 29th, 2017

Stage 10Caravaca Año Jubilar 2017 / ElPozo Alimentación

Start 13h20 (Local time)

Key moments

Stage summary29.08.2017

Trentin, all-terrain winner

Already winner on the flat last week, Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) snatched his second stage victory at La Vuelta 2017 on Tuesday. With the climb up the Collado Bermejo set to decide the winner, the Italian went in the breakaway, followed every move and eventually dominated Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) to bring his Belgian team a 20th stage victory on the Spanish event. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) attacked in the downhill but it's Nicolas Roche (BMC) who eventually managed to...

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Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac), leader of the KOM classification: “It's been a very fast stage at the beginning but personally I didn't want to take any risk today considering what we have ahead of us. I'm already focused on the next two stages. They'll be important for the KOM competition.”

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Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), best young rider: “It was pretty tricky. It rained so much at the beginning, the road was still quite wet. It was pretty slippery out there, quite dangerous especially when guys tried to push and create the gaps. But we were in good positions at the top of the climbs. In general we had a good day. Nicolas Roche took some big risks. We didn't want to crash. We got a lot of stages coming up and I'm sure we can try something in the coming days.”

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Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana): “The first challenge was to get into the break. With the hard pace in the first two hours, it was very hard to be up there. The whole team had to be on alert, and we can't do it so much with a leader like (Fabio) Aru. I've had to follow every move to make sur I'd be in the right one. I wanted to break away because I knew the stage suited me well and I knew the route, it ended up next to my home. I managed to be there but they (Trentin and Rojas) were much better...

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Rojas: “Next time I win”

José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar): “I ended up with the worst rival (Matteo Trentin), the best sprinter of La Vuelta. I would have loved to win at Murcia, I'd said that I would try. First I got a third place, now second… Next time I win. I had a plan, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to get rid of him in the downhill because he climbed very well and I knew I couldn't beat him in the sprint. The truth is I didn't think about him at first in the break. I told Pablo (Lastras, DS...

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Nicolas Roche (BMC), 3rd on GC: “That was a good day. It was fully improvised. It wasn't really planned to go on the descent until I saw Vincenzo (Nibali) opening a gap. I tried to get around the other GC riders and came back to Vincenzo. It took me some kilometres to come back to him. Then I opened up a little bit of a gap and said: ‘let's go and see what happens'. I wanted to go as fast as possible. I saw there were a few gaps so I thought I'd just give it everything to try and take...

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Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “(Nibali) did push a little bit on the downhill. That's fine, that was his tactic today: make the pace in the climb and to try and make the race on the descent. For me, I wasn't willing to take any risks. I am in a good position in the GC and there was a lot of roads from the bottom of the climb to the finish. We took it easy with my teammates and kept everything together. Nico (Roche) wasn't a big worry for me. As I said, I was happy to stay safe,...

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Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors): “I really wanted that victory. I had been thinking about this stage for a while. The climb was hard but it was even so I know that's something I can handle really well. I knew the downhill was super technical. It was good for me having (Jose Joaquin) Rojas with me because he was really good in the downhill. I just followed him and to be honest, when he was really pushing, I was a bit in trouble to follow him even though I'm good descender. We could...

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