Alejandro, the third of the Vuelta
Alejandro third of the Vuelta
This is his sixth podium in the Spanish grand tour
After achieving an excellent time despite the wet roads, Alejandro finished the race 1’50” behind Contador.
Alejandro won the sixth stage in Cumbres Verdes.
“I’m really satisfied with this third place and my performance through the last three weeks. Save for misfortune with Nairo’s crash, the team was a-plus. I think having Nairo still with us during the second part of the race would have changed things and make the race different for us. Still, I think this podium is a fair prize to all the work we did – we also claimed three stage wins, which is also prestigious and important. It’s yet another podium finish for me in the Vuelta – already six since I became a pro. I don’t think this hasn’t been done many times before and I’m really happy. My season has been really consistent: I won races right from the beginning in Andalusia, I was there in the classics, the Tour… but despite all of that, I don’t feel tired. Contrary to what usually happens, every seasons seems to me like shorter than the previous ones, more than when I was younger. I’m still excited about the sport, the racing, willing to give my best in what’s left this season, with two beautiful goals in the Worlds and Lombardy.”