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One, two and three for Alejandro

One, two and three for Alejandro

Winner of the queen stage

After he already won the prologue and the first stage, the Spaniard won today the second stage –the queen one– that finished at the top of the climb leading to the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Sierra de Cabra after a 197 kilometers

Alejandro is of course still first overall and now 20 seconds ahead of Richie Porte and 22 ahead of Luis León Sánchez.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“It’s true that today’s break wasn’t so numerous, but we had to work the same way. Until the last climbs, there was no single stretch where my team-mates could take some rest, and that’s much wear and tear. At the foot of the final ascent, Sky went on a very hard pace, but I felt well climbing. I was feeling better and better – I was very confident I could win the sprint. When you feel like I did your body changes a bit, you end feeling tiredness a little less. When you have the chance to win, you must take advantage of every opportunity – that’s why I contested the sprint. But above all, I did it for my team-mates. After all they did for me these two days, always there, they deserved this victory. Theoretically, the two stages left are the least dangerous in this year’s race, but we can’t lose focus – we must keep full attention to win this Vuelta.”