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 for Movistar): 'The rival is Luisle (Sanchez), right?' Because he knew the climb very well and on paper he was the best climber. I tried to surprise him but I couldn't beat Trentin.”
Rojas: “Next time I win”
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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