Thursday August 31st, 2017

Stage 12Motril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes

Start 13h28 (Local time)

Roche: “Contador's pace was just a little bit too high for me”

interview31.08.2017Stage 12- Motril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes

Nicolas Roche (BMC): “It's my fault if it turned into a GC day. Everybody was quite happy with the pace. I just thought why not. It wasn't as hard a climb as the other days so it could have been an opportunity to grab some precious seconds. The idea was good when I went with Alberto (Contador) but then his pace was just a little bit too high for me on the climb and I thought it would be better to kind of ease off and not totally explode as the group behind was coming pretty fast. This weekend is gonna be really really tough. Tomorrow's gonna be a hard start but hopefully it's a sprint day, more cruisy and straightforward.”

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    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...

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