Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), most aggressive rider: “I was quite affected by my crash for a couple days, I'm doing better every day. Today I tried again. It was hard to make the break. Unfortunately the bunch pulled hard behind us and we didn't have a big enough gap to play it differently and prevent (Rafal) Majka from winning. In the end, the strongest won but with a bigger lead we could have tried to anticipate or play around. But Majka was the strongest. Today was an important day because we knew the break could make it. And those are special days riding at home.”
Mate: “Today was an important day”
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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