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Impressive public attends the Tour

Impressive public attends the Tour

Alejandro finishes the second stage with the favorites

After he took 24 at the end of the first stage, Alejandro finished today the second stage in 17th position, within the group with all the favorites to the final overall ranking, 2 seconds behind Italian champion Vicenzo Nibali, who won in solitary after he attacked at 1, 9 km from the finishing line. The Italian rider is also the new yellow jersey after first stage winner Marcel Kittel lost many minutes in Sheffield.

The 201 km second stage took place between York and Sheffield. With a total of 9 climbs (3 of 4th, 5 of 3rd and 1 of 2nd), the course the organizers of the Grande Boucle proposed looks like an Ardennes Classic.

As it is the case since the caravan of the Tour is present in Yorkshire, the massive presence of the public is really impressive!

Tomorrow, third stage: Cambridge – London (155 km).

Alejandro’s quotes:

“The stage was truly demanding – lots of climbs and descents, all day long, with narrow roads and tremendous speed. All riders have still full strength on their tanks, and that plays an impact on the race’s development. I felt well in the finale, but there was much disarray into the group, and Nibali profited really well from it. I saw I wasn’t in a position to contest the stage win, and when I jumped away into the final straight, it was just to close the gap to Froome, who had gone away with Rui (Costa) and was opening a gap. Experience from the last few years shows it could be difficult to keep his level in other terrains, so we can’t let him gain any seconds. This has just started, but my legs are feeling good and I’m happy with that.”