Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport): “I think we all knew the echelons were coming. We discussed with the team to be at the front in last 2km and stay there. Quick-Step played a tricky game and I didn't have the legs. It's a shame I couldn't do more.”
Blythe: "It's a shame I couldn't do more"
interview20.08.2017Stage 2- Nîmes / Gruissan. Grand Narbonne. Aude
Quick-Step Floors dominated stage 2 of the 72nd La Vuelta through the wind. Yves Lampaert found an opening in the final kilometre to the finish line set at Gruissan. He snatched the victory just ahead of the sprinters… led by his teammate Matteo Trentin ahead of Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport). The two riders from Quick-Step Floors also lead the general classification, with Daniel Oss (BMC) 3rd. Lampaert delivers the 17th La Vuelta stage victory for his team and is the first Belgian rider to...
Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors): “It was super stressful from the start. Trek immediately put pressure and everyone was stressed the whole day. But in the end, it was perfect. Yves (Lampaert) showed in previous weeks he was in shape so it's great. Of course it gives us great confidence. We came with a super strong team. We were second yesterday, today we have the victory, it's quite special, especially for Yves. He deserved it a lot after working hard this season.”
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