Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), best young rider: “First of all I have to thank my teammates because they've been doing an amazing work putting two men at the front to reduce the time gap. Luis Leon (Sanchez) and Pello (Bilbao) have been magnificent at the front of the bunch. In the end we came short by very little. We deserved it. The important thing is to have the great sensations I was having today. Tomorrow will be a great day to have good legs again. Of course, if I do, I'll try again.”
Lopez: “We deserved the victory”
interview02.09.2017Stage 14- Écija / Sierra de La Pandera
After crashing out of the Tour and losing his GC ambitions due to illness on La Vuelta 2017, Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) proved on Saturday his aggressive racing could still earn him major victories. The Polish climber made the break at the start of stage 14 and was the only attacker to hold off the favorites on the climb up Sierra de la Pandera. Third behind Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) gains 4 seconds on Chris Froome (Team Sky). Wilco Kelderman (Team...
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida): “(Chris) Froome is strong, he's proved it. He's had a great team supporting him. In the last climb we could try something different. Astana worked very well, (Alberto) Contador too. We're all trying, but Froome is very strong.”
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