Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “I'm doing okay, thankfully. I'm just grateful there's nothing more serious. It is never nice to crash. I had two teammates with me, Mikel Nieve and Wouter Poels, and they were incredible. They helped me all the way to the finish and helped me limit the losses to the Vincenzo Nibali group. I just slipped, I lost my front wheel in the corner. It was the same for the second crash. Of course I don't like to give away time but I'm grateful it's 20 seconds, not one minute. Alberto (Contador) was impressive again. He's known for taking the race on and never giving up. He's living up to that.”
Froome: “I'm grateful there's nothing more serious”
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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