Sunday August 27th, 2017

Stage 9Orihuela. Ciudad del Poeta Miguel Hernández / Cumbre del Sol. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell

Start 13h26 (Local time)

Froome: “It's just fantastic”

interview27.08.2017Stage 9- Orihuela. Ciudad del Poeta Miguel Hernández / Cumbre del Sol. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell

Chris Froome (Team Sky), stage winner and overall leader: “Today was incredible. The way it panned out, the way my teammate rode in the final kilometres to set it up… It's just fantastic. It's such a good feeling to get to the end of this first block with the red jersey and a decent gap on the rest of the GC riders. (Finishing 2nd at La Cumbre del Sol in 2015) was still on my mind this morning. We watched the scenes from two years ago over and over in the bus this morning just to really calculate the climb and know when the right moment to push was. The legs felt great today and it feels good to be in this position.”

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