Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac), leader of the KOM classification: “It was another day in the break. It was the plan from the team to be at the front because there was a cat-1 climb at the beginning. I won the first and the second climbs. But in the end I was very tired from today's efforts. We'll see tomorrow what happens. I'll surely try again.”
Villella: “I was very tired”
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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