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.”
Lopez: “A magnificent day”
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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