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Queen stage of the Vuelta at Peyragudes

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Queen stage of the Vuelta at Peyragudes

Queen stage of the Vuelta at Peyragudes

Alejandro takes fifth position

Alejandro stays 3rd in Vuelta overall after immense wear and tear towards Peyragudes, (255 km and 4,000 of vertical drop), but without any gaps between the main favourites.

In today stage, Alejandro brought his best legs to the fore again after his tremendous effort of yesterday.

Alejandro keeps on leading the points classification still sitting in 3rd overall 1’42” behind leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Alejandro’s quotes (audio available below):

“I was feeling good, but looking at the rivals, they weren’t doing bad either. We tried some accelerations at the Peyresourde, but it was really difficult: they were really strong and it wasn’t easy to drop them. I’m doing great, not bad at all. There’s still a long way to go in this Vuelta, and despite all favourites being so close to each other, one or another excelling at some point but not so much, we will try to profit from every chance we have. It was a better day in terms of weather today. We got better clothes to resist and the bad moments were not as hard as yesterday’s. Still, the big problem yesterday was spending so many days above 30ºC, even close to 40ºC at the climb on Friday’s stage, then shifting to four or five degrees on top of the Envalira on Saturday. We might have not brought the best clothes for that descent, but the change was brutal. I’m happy with this podium, but we won’t surrender – if there’s a chance, we will go for it.”

(Press release: www.movistarteam.com)