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.”
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
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...
Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo): “I was riding with too big a gear when Froome attacked and it was really hard to make the jump. He was very strong. There are good days and bad days and maybe the legs came a little bit short to fight for the victory. But I think we're not in too bad a situation. The pace was really fast in the climb. It was also a windy day. Cannondale controlled and we knew that we'd try to win the stage for myself but I couldn't. Froome is a rider who likes to open...
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