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 than the rest of us, and I didn't have the best legs. It was obvious the break would make it to the finish and teams were going with riders that could both climb and be fast. Quick-Step worked hard for (Julian) Alaphilippe and (Matteo) Trentin, Movistar with (Jose Joaquin) Rojas and others, and the rest of us had to follow every move because we didn't now which one would go. That's part of the team work. Some can help each others in the breaks, but we have a leader. I'm disappointed that I didn't have the best legs.”
Sanchez: “I didn't have the best legs”
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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