Nicolas Roche (BMC): “You can't say the Quick-Step movement was a surprise. We knew something was going to happen. I was surprised by the time gaps. I didn't think there was going to be splits. This morning, we knew Quick Step were gonna lead the day. Actually, we thought Trentin was going to be the sprinter, but it was Lampaert. Today was a bit disappointing. I rode very well all day, coming into the sprint I was in the 13th, 14th position to be on the mix. Finally, I got caught up. I was thinking to ride for the jersey tomorrow, but now it won't happen. For sure there are a few second, but there's also a lot of GC guys. The Vuelta is long. I am a bit disappointed for giving away time today, but we will take it day by day”
Roche: "I'm disappointed"
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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