Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), best young rider: “Tomorrow is gonna be another tough one. Today was a little bit easier. Once the break gets away, there's still a big fight for the positions but in general it was the easiest stage in the past few days. There are some tough stages coming up. A lot of guys are already tired and they're gonna need a bit of extra energy for the next stages. Tomorrow will be a good one and hopefully the legs are good. We expect more of the same. There's a couple guys that have already shown themselves to be stronger. We're going good. Esteban (Chaves) is second overall. Me and Simon (Yates) are still in the top 10. So far so good.”
Yates: “A lot of guys are already tired”
interview25.08.2017Stage 7- Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad
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.
Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), most aggressive rider: “(Matej) Mohoric was the strongest and, above all, the smartest. When you have such a big breakaway, the one who goes first always goes a second time. And then he showed he was the strongest, because he's done a spectacular descent. With (Anthony) Perez, we've worked well together. I didn't know if I should wait for him after his puncture or chase… And then, honestly, the last part of the climb was just too hard for me.”
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