They’re many, they’re a few
“I have gained few seconds on my direct rivals – says Vincenzo Nibali, tenth on the fish line in Gruissan – there may be many, or they can not count anything. The important thing is that a very stressful stage has gone well. “
“Few or many – he adds – are good for the morale at the end of a very challenging and conditioned stage with strong winds, narrow roads and different little villages crossings.”
Our captain earned 5 “on Johan Esteban Chaves, 8” on Chris Froome, Fabio Aru and Adam Yates and 13” on Warren Barguil, Romain Bardet and Ilnur Zakarin.
The stage was won by Belgian Yves Lampaert, who with his success has also conquered the GC leader jersey.
Unfortunately, Javier Moreno has been involved in a crush withf about 50 kilometers to go and is forced to abandon this Vuelta. Soon an update on his health condition.
Tomorrow, the first stage with real mountains. From France to Andorra after passing two climbs and especially the last – Alto de la Comella – 4.5 kilometers with a 8.5% slope.
“It will be interesting to see how some riders have recovered today’s difficulties – says our Team ambassador Joaquim Purito Rodriguez – and someone could get in trouble. The last climb is explosive, who passes first can win down in Andorra”.
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