Friday August 25th, 2017

Stage 7Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad

Start 12h30 (Local time)

Rojas: “I could see myself as the winner”

interview25.08.2017Stage 7- Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): “It's a pity but we can just congratulate (Matej) Mohoric. He proved himself to be very strong when he attacked before the climb. He was the strongest on the way up and I followed him. When he went solo, we couldn't catch him even though we collaborated. We hesitated for 10 seconds and that's how he went out of reach. It's a pity because I could see myself as the winner. The team deserves it after the bad streak we've had since (Alejandro) Valverde crashed at the Tour, but we'll keep fighting. I feel good. We'll try again, La Vuelta doesn't end here. We deserve it more than anyone.”

  • Mohoric displays his talent

    Matej Mohoric, a former Junior and U23 World champion, snatched his first Grand Tour victory at the end of stage 7 of La Vuelta 2017, on Friday. The Slovenian rider attacked from the gun and then dominated his breakaway companions for a brilliant solo win at Cuenca. He's the first rider from his country to win at La Vuelta since Borut Bozic in 2009. The crosswinds and a tricky final didn't prevent Chris Froome (Team Sky) from retaining the red jersey one more day.

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