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 them for a few minutes but then it was a bit too steep. When (Miguel Angel) Lopez and (Alberto) Contador caught me, they were really fast and they didn't even look like they were going full gas.”
Armee: “I knew it would be hard”
interview03.09.2017Stage 15- Alcalá la Real / Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil
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...
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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