Wednesday September 6th, 2017

Stage 17Villadiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega

Start 12h40 (Local time)

Denifl: “I'm over the Moon!”

interview06.09.2017Stage 17- Villadiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega

Stefan Denifl (Aqua Blue Sport), stage winner: “I had super super legs today. I waited all La Vuelta for that day. I paced myself until today and I went all in. It's just amazing for the team, for Aqua Blue. It's our first Grand Tour and we win a stage… I'm over the Moon! You always have to believe you'll win. When I felt my legs, I was like ‘oh my goods, this is super good'. And I just kept on pushing. The climb was perfect for me. There were bits of flat to recover. Now I've won a stage at La Vuelta… It's amazing. It's the best day of my cycling life.”

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