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Alejandro remains second overall

Alejandro remains second overall

despite a mechanical incident

Alejandro finished the second stage in the Alps, Grenoble-Risoul, (177 km) in the tenth position.

In spite of a mechanical incident when Frenchman Pinot involuntarily touched his wheel in the final climb, Alejandro was able to fight to maintain the second position overall, 3’37” behind Vicenzo Nibali.

Tomorrow, stage 15: Tallard-Nîmes, 222 km.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“It’s true that I’m still in 2nd place, but it was hard today. In a swerve with 3k or 3.5k to go, Pinot accidentally touched my gear with his front wheel. It didn’t work well, it was jumping from one ring to another and I had to climb on a big gear, I was super stuck. It might not have been the best day for me, maybe because of that partly – still, we got over it with not much damage. Nibali is clearly the strongest, but all the rest of us are very close to each other. I took some time yesterday and they did the same with me today: that’s cycling. We must carry on – there’s still a lot left and we’re still here.”