Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors): “It went almost exactly as we planned. We had to control the whole day because Matteo (Trentin) is doing very well and he was the top favorite. We did a major job. In the finale, there was a pretty steep climb. Matteo was still in front with two guys. It's amazing how Matteo finished the job. You can have a strong team but if you don't have a finisher you're nowhere. He's so strong. It also gives us confidence to do the best we can to bring him in the best position. This was really a team effort and he finished the job.”
Terpstra: “Matteo is so strong”
interview01.09.2017Stage 13- Coín / Tomares
Already twice a stage winner at La Vuelta 2017, Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) made the most of a hard finale at Tomares to raise his arm a third time, on Thursday. The Italian rider dominated Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) and Soren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) at the end of stage 13. He brings his Belgian team a fifth victory at La Vuelta 2017, the same record they achieved at the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France this season. Chris Froome (Team Sky) avoided any slip-up to make sure...
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), best young rider: “It was a hard final, I didn't expect something like that. We thought it would be a sprint. That's how it ended up, but with a very small group. It was hard. Now we have to think about tomorrow. Fortunately we've been good today. (Fabio) Aru looks really good, for sure these two great stages will allow us to enjoy ourselves.”
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