Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “(Alberto) Contador certainly can't be blamed for the lack of trying. In every stage, he's been attacking and today was exactly the same. For me, it was about trying to save as much energy as possible for tomorrow and get through the day without much issues, so I'm happy to let the day behind us and focus on tomorrow. Angliru is going to be rude, but it's an explosive and short stage, so we can expect fireworks from the start. There's some though climbs before the Angliru. Everybody is tired at this point of the race, but I feel good”
Froome: “Tomorrow, we can expect fireworks from the start”
interview08.09.2017Stage 19- Caso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón
With a route designed for attackers, Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) enjoyed stage 19 of La Vuelta 2017 to snatch a third stage win on Grand Tours after the ones he already claimed on the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia. Always aggressive, the Belgian baroudeur took part in a 27 man breakaway and eventually dominated his companions in the streets of Gijon. Chris Froome (Team Sky) controlled the move from another never-tiring attacker, Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), to make sure he'll...
Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “I didn't expect less (from Team Sky and Team Sunweb). It was a difficult finish to make it but we had two teammates ahead and we thought one could give me a hand. There was a lot of headwind. I asked for a 55T chainring thinking of the downhill but even then it was impossible. When I saw how windy it was and that they were chasing, I just stayed in the wheel with (Edward) Theuns. If it rains tomorrow, that's pretty good for me. I'm good for the end of La...
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