Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), stage winner: “There couldn't be a better finale than this, winning in the Angliru to put an end to my career as a professional rider. This morning, I had it clear that it would be my day and that I had to say farewell in this fashion. I knew there was history in the downhill from Cordal with crashes in previous years. It was a hard day and in that moment we had to be careful with my teammate (Jarlinson) Pantano. I'm delighted with how things went.”
Contador: "I had to say farewell in that fashion"
interview09.09.2017Stage 20- Corvera de Asturias / Alto de l'Angliru
Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) had one last shot and he used it on the Alto de l'Angliru, winning stage 20 of La Vuelta 2017 on the mythical climb where he secured his first overall win on the Spanish event, in 2008. The Spanish climber attacked ahead of the Angliru and held off a power duo from Team Sky, Wout Poels and Chris Froome, to bring his country a first stage victory in this 72nd edition. Froome all but secured the rest jersey on the eve of the final stage at Madrid. He is set to...
Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), best young rider: “The truth is it was a difficult stage. Rain, cold, dangerous downhills… I lost a little bit my bike handle in the first downhill, La Cobertoria, and then I was quite scared. I didn't want to go down. I was a bit behind when we tackled the Cordal and it was impossible to get back to the group ahead. I went at my own pace and I had to do the whole descent from Cordal and the climb up the Angliru absolutely by myself.”
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