Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “It panned out much better than what we could hope for. I spoke with (Nicolas) Roche and I attacked with him. Since he couldn't hold the pace, he told me to go alone. We have a good relation. I knew I had a teammate ahead (Edward Theuns) and we gave it all. It was a hard descent, with a reflections on the surface because of the humidity. We went as fast as possible and now we need to recover. Froome crashed but he didn't lose much time and I'm sure he'll keep going strong. Since I didn't expect anything from today, it's a day to be very happy with. The legs hurt and we had to take a decision. If I end up fighting for La Vuelta, it will be the top of the top, but we have to go day by day.”
Contador: “Much better than what we could hope for”
interview31.08.2017Stage 12- Motril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes
Already winner of stage 6, Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal) led another victorious breakaway on stage 12 of La Vuelta. The Polish rider dropped all his companions in the last climb of the day to solo to the win at Antequera, on Thursday. Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) enjoyed that same climb to go on the move again… and Chris Froome (Team Sky) crashed twice in the following downhill. The British rider will spend a 10th consecutive day in red tomorrow but he lost 20 seconds to Vincenzo...
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), best young rider: “We were going very fast in the downhill, with our team we were right behind the riders from Team Sky. I moved past him (Chris Froome) when he lost control of his bike and then I didn't see what was happening. These things happen in a race. Today I was again with the favorites in the last climb and I'll keep going day by day, let's see how the legs do. I enjoy being the best young rider of La Vuelta. I enjoyed watching riders from the Tour and...
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