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Alejandro’s first win of the year

Alejandro’s first win of the year

The best in the prologue of the Tour of Andalusia

The Spaniard achieved the 7,3 km in 8’22”, which means seven seconds better than Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (8’29”) and nine better than his Movistar Team mate Jon Izaguirre.

After he won the two previous editions of the Ruta del Sol, Alejandro is already wearing the red jersey in Amería. He hopes to keep it to Sunday when the race will finish.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“I’m the first one who’s surprised about this result, not only because of the win but also due to the time gaps against such rivals, in such a short TT. It’s true that I had already won last year in front of strong guys, but the field competing here, especially in terms of time trial performance, was really hard to beat. I knew I was doing well with my form, but I didn’t know how good. Profiting from our training camp in Almería, we came here on Monday to try the course. We reconnoited it twice and I rode through it this morning with closed roads. I quite liked it because it had some pace changes. It was the first time on my new TT bike and this debut was impossible to improve. We’re very satisfied with how it works – we did ride on them for several days in the Circuit of Almería, that was crucial because it was our first time on them and we had to accustom ourselves to the measures, the geometry… I’m back in the lead here, but there’s a really hard race ahead of us. We’ll go day by day, trying to keep the team together and doing well. The rivals will have to better us and we’ll make it hard for them. I didn’t prepare myself really hard to perform well this early in the season, but as I always say, it’s easy for me to get into racing form, and the previous months, apart from some days with high fever after Dubai, didn’t mean any troubles for me.”