Wednesday September 6th, 2017

Stage 17Villadiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega

Start 12h40 (Local time)

Froome: “There's just three days left and I hope we can get the job done”

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

Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “It's still a good position to be in. I think we always knew today was going to be a though final and it certainly was. Especially, the weather conditions. But the team is doing a great job, I am feeling good and we look forward to the next three days. It was a typical Vuelta summit finish, it's just the nature of the race. It's the same for everyone. I don't think anyone really enjoys gradients over 25%, but that's how it is. Of course it's never nice to loose time, but I still fell good. There's just three days left and I hope we can get the job done”

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