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Alejandro saved another day in the Tour

Alejandro saved another day in the Tour

Pyrenees start tomorrow!

Alejandro’s quotes, 17th overall at 25 seconds from leader South-african rider Daryl Impey, on  the eve of the first mountaint stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France : 

“The day was harder than expected due to the acceleration by Cannondale with 100km remaining. We rode on full steam until the very end, and it was hard also because of the heat. Still I’m happy to get through another day. As I always stated, it was a matter of getting through any troubles before the Pyrenees – we were able to reach them with the same time of the main favourites and that’s good.

“The crucial point of the race starts tomorrow – the first mountain stage is always a bit different, with all the favourites a bit scared about showing their real strengths. The last three days were really intense, too; it might pay off tomorrow. It seems like it will be a hot day again and Pailhères is already a really hard climb – it might well become a pressure cooker. If we tackle it in high speed, it will be horrible. Sunday’s stage is full of ups and downs, with really tough climbs. After so many days at 100%, if might be a truly demanding one. Heat may be crucial, because it makes your body squeeze quite more.

“I’m super happy with my team until this point – they were sensational, from the first to the last one. It’s been many, many years since we rode this attentive, and despite some crashes from Nairo or Rui with no big consequences, we avoided any troubles. I cross my fingers: I escaped from any incidents so far and come into the mountains in perfect condition. Let’s see how my body reacts after these efforts – we will try to be up-front tomorrow.”

(Press release Movistar Team)