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Bronze for Alejandro in Valkenburg

Belgian Philippe Gilbert won the Road World Championship which took place today in Valkenburg upon the distance 267 km. 

Gilbert attacked at a little bit more than 2 km from the finish and the gap at the top was sufficient to allow him to go to the finish alone and win the race. Norwegian rider Boasson Hagen, who waited too long foo counter-attacking because he waited for Oscar Freire, took place three.

“To win a medal for Spain is important”, told Alejandro in the press conference organized after the race. “I have to be satisfied with that even if bronze could have been gold. Gilbert’s attack was a very powerful one and there was no collaboration behind with Kolobnev and Boasson Hagen. At the top of the Cauberg the gap was such that we knew the only thing left was to fight for the honour places. The idea was to launch the sprint for Oscar Freire, but considering the race situation I had to counter attack behind Gilbert if we wanted to get a medal.”

Download the PDF to listen to Alejandro’s quotes (in Spanish)