100 rpm and 80 kilometres per hour
“I am quite satisfied – says Vincenzo Nibali – it was a very difficult ITT and the side wind was really strong and therefore you had to keep a high speed. In some sections I also made 100 rpm and a speed close to 80 km / h. “
“Chris Froome has done a very good performance with a route suited to him – adds the Italian rider – and tomorrow we expect another challenging stage. The ranking has changed in the first positions and tomorrow someone will have to attack if he wants to retrieve positions. We’ll see”.
The race leader has won the long TT today (40 km) with 29 “ on Dutch Wilco Kenderman and 57″ on Nibali. In GC, the British has now a 1’58 “advantage over our captain, who has retained the second place.
“Vincenzo did a great job – comments SD Gorazd Śtangelj – and has beaten many specialists. He is in a really good shape and tomorrow there is still a lot of climbs and he has proved that when he stays like this he always does great races”.
With stage number 17, in fact, the peloton will go back to climb again. From Villadiego to Los Muchacos of 180 km with a first-category climb and another one classified “Especial”.
The Puerto de Alisas is 10 km long with a maximum slope of 7.5%, while the last climb to the finish line is just over 7 km but with an average slope of 8.7% and a maximum of 26%! Tomorrow going to Los Muchacos the only tactic will be to have very good legs!
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