Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Dylan Teuns gets close to La Roja
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Dylan Teuns gets close to La Roja

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Igualada (Spain) August 31th– There is no doubt that this is an exciting edition of La Vuelta a España. Team Bahrain Merida team showed its colours once again with a strong performance of Dylan Teuns on stage 8 (Valls-Igualada, 166.9km).

On the paper, a day for attackers and the Belgian rider didn’t miss the breakaway of the day. A large 21-man group, including strong riders, that worked well together and it was clear almost soon that the break would make it today.

The peloton – led by the team of the red jersey – couldn’t control the escapees that gained enough time to overturn the overall ranking again. Teuns was looking for the stage win, but on a very wet finale, he could only sprint to 6thplace.

“To make it more successful for me I needed a different parcours” Dylan commented “I had a little bit tired legs from the past two days and I gave everything anyway, but it was not possible to make the difference somewhere. That small hill at the last km was maybe a good opportunity, but with this weather it was not possible for me, because I couldn’t put the power on the bike due to the road was very slippery. I tried to make a difference to anticipate the sprint but with rain here in Spain the roads are so slippery and dangerous”.

Tomorrow’s stage will be a short, but a very hard one, with challenging climbs in Andorra. Finish at 2.500m and rain is forecast. One of the crucial day of this year’s edition.

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