Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors): “It was a pretty hard stage, with headwind all the time. It might have looked flat on map but it wasn't really. We followed our plan. We had to pull a bit earlier than planned with Niki and me. But we caught the break and with a finish like this, through corners, we know Matteo (Trentin) is super strong. He had the team confidence and he delivered perfectly. I had a pretty tough day yesterday with the heat. I'm very happy with my shape actually. I'm not here for the general classification so it's not a big problem that I lost time yesterday.”
Jungels: “Matteo delivered perfectly”
interview22.08.2017Stage 4- Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona. Anella Mediterránea 2018
After leaving it to his teammate Yves Lampaert to take the win on stage 2, Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) took matters into his own hands at the end of stage 4, on Tuesday at Tarragona. Already a stage winner on the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, the Italian rider dominated the sprint ahead of Juanjo Lobato (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac). That makes it already two stage victories for Quick-Step at La Vuelta 2017, and 18 for the Belgian team overall at the...
Diego Rubio (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), most aggressive rider: “That's just how it is. We gave it our best and we couldn't do more. It was really hard. There was a lot of headwind, we spent many kilometres in the break, and we were only two riders for the last 60km. We made it hard for the peloton and we can't ask much more to two riders on their own. We always have to keep hoping and fighting until the end. In the climb, we went full gas with Rossetto and we managed to win some time. We...
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