Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “It's an absolutely amazing feeling. What a final! Angliru definitely doesn't disappoint. It's such a brutal climb. We did everything to catch (Alberto) Contador in the final but he was just too strong for us. It's an amazing way for him to finish his career with such a big victory like that, so congratulations to him. Obviously, also a massive thank you to my teammates for all the work they have done over the last few weeks. It's been an incredible experience. Probably one of the hardest Grand Tour I've ridden, if not the hardest.”
Froome: "An absolutely amazing feeling"
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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