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 advantage. On the climb, the pace was quite high. I think there are about 10 riders who are at a very similar level. Now let's recover for tomorrow. It's gonna be a big test, very different than today's finish. But I know the shape is there.”
Roche: “It was fully improvised”
interview29.08.2017Stage 10- Caravaca Año Jubilar 2017 / ElPozo Alimentación
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...
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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