Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale): “It was a good day. The legs were there, obviously, and I was able to be at the front in the final climb. I really wanted to win but I got surprised by those who jumped on us in descent. Still, it's not bad. We're very much involved for the general classification battle. I'm happy with today. I wasn't very well positioned so I had to make a huge effort to get back when the gaps opened, mostly because of Froome.”
Bardet: “I really wanted to win”
interview21.08.2017Stage 3- Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella
Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) dominated the final stretch of stage 3 of La Vuelta 2017 while Chris Froome (Team Sky) displayed his strength and took the red jersey. The first mountainous challenges of this edition offered intense racing and turned the general classification upside down. Nibali was able to get back to Froome after a strong move from the British rider to claim his first stage victory at La Vuelta. But Froome is the new overall leader, a position he only occupied for one day...
David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors): “It's a shame, being leader was the goal. I absolutely wanted to take the red jersey because we're headed to Catalunya tomorrow and it would have been amazing. I knew the terrain, but I couldn't do it. Yesterday, when I saw I'd lost a few seconds on the finish line, I knew it would affect the situation today. The important thing is that I gave it all. I've tried and Quick-Step has been great again. You can also look at things and say the worst place...
jersey wearers 2017
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