Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

Stage 5Benicàssim / Alcossebre

Start 13h17 (Local time)

Lutsenko: “The most beautiful win in my career”

interview23.08.2017Stage 5- Benicàssim / Alcossebre

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), winner of stage 5 of La Vuelta 2017: “This final climb was very hard. I attacked before. I rode mostly by myself. A Katusha rider (Marco Haller) helped me a little bit. There was headwind. I'm very happy. It's been a nice stage. La Vuelta is great. I first took part in 2014 and I came second in a stage. This is the most beautiful win in my career so far. I had a nasty crash at the Tour de France. I recovered and I spoke with my team. I trained well for La Vuelta. I'm in good shape now. I'm here also to prepare for the world championships.”

  • Lutsenko rises, Contador is alive again

    Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) enjoyed the first summit finish of La Vuelta 2017 to win his first Grand Tour stage, on Wednesday at Alcossebre. The Kazakh rider attacked from the gun and dominated his breakaway companions for a brilliant solo win ahead of Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data). He succeeds to Alexandre Vinokourov, winner of three stages at La Vuelta in 2006. Among the GC contenders, Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was the first at the summit, just ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky), who...

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