Saturday August 26th, 2017

Stage 8Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior

Start 12h34 (Local time)

Alaphilippe: “I'm speechless, it's unbelievable”

interview26.08.2017Stage 8- Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), winner of stage 8: “It's incredible. I didn't expect to win the stage today. For me, it's a little bit complicated. I wasn't feeling so good in the past two or three stages. But I think it was the same for everyone. The team has been doing great since the start of La Vuelta. We're always on the front. I was thinking tomorrow might be a good final for me but today a big group went away after 40km. Matteo Trentin helped me to get at the front. I'm speechless. It's unbelievable. We already have three stage wins. And it's not finished.”

  • Alaphilippe back on top, Froome opens gaps

    After spending most of the season on the sideline, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) bounced back with a prestigious stage victory on stage 8 of La Vuelta 2017. The French promise made the most of a demanding finish on the way to Xorret de Cati, dominating his breakaway companions Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) et Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) to claim his first Grand Tour victory and bring his team a third win already at La Vuelta 2017. Chris Froome (Team Sky) tightened his grip on the...

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