Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “Every rider will tell you that today was a super demanding day. We couldn't catch a break. It's the perfect situation to isolate the top riders from their teammates. I saw there was some headwind and I knew that if someone followed me it would be interesting. I thought there would be more collaboration. There were teams that were in a perfect situation and they might regret not enjoying this opportunity later on. In a day like this you can lose more time than up the Angliru. But everyone defends his own interest. I've had a good day, I'm enjoying myself. I know the area, I've trained here some time. What matters is that we've seen a nice stage and there'll be many more.”
Contador: “I thought there would be more collaboration”
interview24.08.2017Stage 6- Vila-real / Sagunt
Attacks all day long offered an impressive showdown on stage 6 of La Vuelta Thursday on the way to Sagunt. Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal) dominated the last survivors of a 37 man breakaway to snatch the win just ahead of a group of favourites set on fire by Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo). The triple winner of La Vuelta attacked in the last climb of the day with more than 40km to go and made sure most of his rivals suffer. Only Chris Froome (Team Sky) managed to match his pace but others...
Tejay Van Garderen (BMC): “I felt great. Obviously the pace was really hard so I was on the limit but when I looked back, I saw the selection being made and I was part of it, I thought it was a good way to cement my spot on GC. It was a bumpy road. I must have just hit something. My hand slipped of the handlebar. It all happened kind of fast. I'd have to watch the video to really see how it happened but I don't want to watch the video so it will be kind of mystery. My bike was damaged....
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