Sunday August 27th, 2017

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

Start 13h26 (Local time)

Van Garderen: “Hopefully I can recover from these aches”

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

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), 5th overall: “Today was ok. I'm happy to make it to the rest day. Hopefully I can recover from these aches I'm having from my crash (on stage 6). I feel like I'm not moving as well as I was before but I'm still doing ok so hopefully it just keeps going better. Next week we're gonna see longer climbs, less explosive. Hopefully that suits more my style and we can hopefully distance people and if I'm feeling really good move off the front.”

  • Froome asserts his domination

    Already leader of La Vuelta 2017, Chris Froome (Team Sky) made the most of stage 9's steep finish to claim the victory at La Cumbre del Sol. The British winner of the Tour de France won ahead of Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott), who now trails by 36” on GC, and Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac). This is Froome's fourth stage victory at La Vuelta. The day also saw Kris Boeckmans come back to La Vuelta two years after his terrible accident. And Adam Hansen met with Bernardo Ruiz, winner of La...

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