Saturday August 26th, 2017

Stage 8Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior

Start 12h34 (Local time)

Froome: “I didn't need to attack”

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

Chris Froome (Team Sky), overall leader: “I certainly didn't need to attack, being in red already, but I'm gonna take advantage of it when my legs are feeling good. The most important thing for me was to keep pushing, try to open up the gaps. We'll see where we're at after the first rest day. I keep saying it everyday but, really, a massive thank you to my teammates, in particular today to Ian Stannard, Christian Knees and David Lopez. They worked pretty much the whole stage again to control the breakaway and keep me in red. If I'd been on any other team I think I would have lost the red jersey today because the guys would need a break. But the guys have been so strong.”

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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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