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A difficult day for Alejandro’s Movistar Team

A difficult day for Alejandro’s Movistar Team

Incidents, crashes and abandon for Lastras

Alejandro’s quotes (audio avaiblable below) :

“We knew it was a day to stay always at the front and everything was fine until Pablo crashed out of the race. It’s really, really sad, because having him by our side is crucial. I rode over a small bump on the road after the incident and broke my rear wheel – Iván Gutiérrez had to give me his bike. It was all so strung out that despite losing so much time changing bikes, I could get into the bunch without losing its sight. That proves how hard we rode today. His bike was too big for me and I had to spend more than 30k in huge pain and discomfort. Even after that, just before the Rat Penat, a spectator hit me on my arm and I suffered a lot during the beginning of the climb. At least we could get through the day the best we could and we’re still into contention, strong and feeling well. Three hard days are coming up now – we hope to recover as much as possible tonight, because these stages will require our maximum. Let’s hope rain stays out in the Pyrenees.”

(Press release : www.movistarteam.com)