“I tried to win, but there is still something missing”
“Almost at the end of the last descent I saw the Nibali’s group arriving – says Giovanni Visconti, 7th today on the Sagunt seafront – and shortly afterwards we went back to Froome and Contador. I wanted to do better, but the important thing is to help Vincenzo as much as possible ”
“The first days of this Vuelta I suffered a bit, but now I’m much better and the stage of today is the evidence. I feel that I still miss something and you saw when I lost positions going uphill, but I’m getting better day by day. ”
Today’s stage has been characterized by a 36 riders breakaway. Going up to Pueto del Garbì, three athletes attacked again and they were able to reach the finish line. The Polish Tomasz Marczynski won the stage, while Nibali retrieves a position in the GC and is now 5th with a 36 seconds gap from leader Chris Froome.
“It’s was a fast and hot race – comments sports director Vladimir Miholjević – “having Giovanni in the break was a good tactical choice both to try to win the stage and to help Vincenzo in the final. The team work hard and helped the captain to take the last climb. ”
Also tomorrow’s stage, arriving in Cuenca, will be more than 200 kilometers. On the paper, another chance for attackers who will have to face a full-fledged route with three significant climbs. At less than 15 k to go, the peloton will have to overcome the steep and short climb of the Alto del Castillo before reaching the finish line in the old city “patrimonio de la humanidad”.
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