Saturday August 26th, 2017

Stage 8Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior

Start 12h34 (Local time)

Contador: “I'm not back, I've never left”

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

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “It's good to show again that what happened in Andorra was a bad day. I'm in a good condition. Today I might not have been as agile as I'd like to, but I've been a bit more cautious. I'va enjoyed the support of the rider from Cannondale (Michael Woods). I knew Froome would change the pace. There was a moment I'd rather sit to bridge the gap later. Today shows I'm in a good condition, obviously, but we're still to tackle long climbs. The time loss is a pity but now I'm going to take things day by day. The climb was spectacular, I'm happy and I want to thank the crowds. I can't say I'm back, I think I've never left. If there's a stage I can take, I want to go for it.”

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    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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