Nicolas Roche (BMC), 3rd on GC: “Today was all about going through the day. After the first few days, I know it sounds strange, but I was good to try and recover as much as we can. The team did a great job to protect Tejay (Van Garderen) and myself through the whole stage and make sure we stay out of trouble as it was a very technical finish. Tomorrow's gonna be another very demanding stage. It's gonna be another GC day for Tejay and myself to hang on as much as we can.”
Roche: “Tomorrow's gonna be another very demanding stage”
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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