Sunday September 3rd, 2017

Stage 15Alcalá la Real / Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil

Start 13h49 (Local time)

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Stage summary03.09.2017

Superman Lopez strikes again

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) claimed a second stage victory at La Vuelta 2017, on Sunday atop the alto Hoya de la Mora. The young Colombian dominated the last climb of an action-packed day to get back to Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) and solo away to victory ahead of Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb). Fifth of stage 15, Chris Froome (Team Sky) retains the red jersey and gains six seconds on Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) on the eve of the rest day. Lopez, who...

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Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “We have to be brave, to try. It's true that Sky have a very strong team, it was difficult. I knew it was risky but I wanted to try and see what could happen. In the end it was too long for me but you can't have regrets on what you've done. That's my style of racing. We drove the race, we pulled hard and in the end I paid it. One has to ride in a way that appeals him. I enjoy myself like that. I've lost time but the important thing now is to recover. The...

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Sander Armée (Lotto Soudal), most aggressive rider: “It was quite fast in the beginning. It was a short stage and a very hard one. I wanted to be at the front so I could get in my own tempo. We hoped it would be a bigger group and a bigger gap before the first climb. I knew it would be hard to stay in front but still I kept my own pace. I managed to get quite far but not far enough. First (Steven) Kruijswijk, (Adam) Yates and (Romain) Bardet joined me. They were quite fast. I could follow...

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Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “It's an amazing feeling to finish off today and to lead three competitions, the red (overall), the green (points), the white (combined) and to have survived a stage like today. I can't thank my teammates enough. First of all, there was the attack from (Alberto) Contador and (Miguel Angel) Lopez. When they went, that was really the danger moment for us to try and control things. My teammates were incredible. I feel incredible. If anyone had told me...

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Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), stage winner: “It's been a magnificent day. The whole team has been up to the challenge and I didn't want to fail on them. Yesterday they were really good also and I had to deliver. We decided to attack with (Alberto) Contador. We had doubts because it was quite a long climb but in the end I was strong enough to make it. It's the third win for the team thanks to everyone's work, we all rely on it.”

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