Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac), leader of the KOM classification: “Today again there were important KOM points up for grabs. I managed to win atop the first two climbs and I'm very happy with this. I did it with the help of Simon Clarke who won that jersey in the past (in 2012). Climbing the last hill on a slow rhythm, we spoke about how to win this classification at La Vuelta. I have a good advisor here.”
Villella: “Clarke is a good adviser on how to win the KOM classification”
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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