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Bad luck in the 3rd stage of the Tour

Alejandro Valverde’s quotes after the 3rd stage of the Tour de France:

“This is the Tour: there’s much nerves, much danger. At the moment, our goal is intact: we’re riding up-front, I went through a difficult day due to crashes and did not lost time. We were told before the start about a difficult turn to the right, but when we got there, the radio wasn’t working properly and I didn’t hear what they were telling us. I went from fourth to last into the group and, even after that, I got into the crash that happened in the final slope. If I was there with 2k to go, it was because I had good legs. I was into perfect position and had strength into the previous climbs, with no troubles to advance into the group. I’d love to contest a finish like that against Sagan, but we’re not having that chance. We have to congratulate him because he’s showing to be the best into such finishes. There wasn’t much luck for us today, neither by my side nor by Rojas’s. He has had a jinxed Tour and it all finished today. The crash happened at my side of the road, we were riding at front and I saw fast he took his hand to the shoulder, it was really bad. I can only send him my support so he gets up as fast as possible.”