Monday August 21st, 2017

Stage 3Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella

Start 13h16 (Local time)

De La Cruz: “I absolutely wanted to take the red jersey”

interview21.08.2017Stage 3- Prades Conflent Canigó / Andorra la Vella

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 we've done so far is second. That result shows that I start to evolve. I arrived late to professional cycling, the injuries stopped me a bit, but I've noticed in the last seasons that I've been improving, I'm feeling more confident and the team support is very important when it comes to this. I hope to grow into the race and that the riders coming from the Tour will fade.”

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