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Alejandro takes the read jersey over

Alejandro takes the read jersey over

The Spaniard is the new leader of the Vuelta

Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni won in the sprint the second stage of the 69th Vuelta a España that took place today between Algeciras and San Fernando (170 kilometers).

Thanks to his stage ranking (21st), Alejandro is the new leader of the race.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“To be honest, it wasn’t on the plan that I took the leader’s jersey, but the finish was really nervous and difficult and we had to ride up-front, trying not to lose any time into splits or crashes. I hadn’t even realized I had become the GC leader: I had to come back from the team bus, because I had already left for it. It’s always nice to take the leader’s jersey and I’m happy about this, but I would be even more should any other team-mate don it. It’s great to be ahead of other rivals, but this is not really important for the Vuelta’s final outcome. We will see how everything goes, and if it’s reasonable for us to fight and keep it. There’s quite a decent climb tomorrow, almost 1.5km, and we will have to stay attentive, but it’s just the same as today: you can never relax, otherwise you might lose time.”

Tomorrow: stage 3: Cádiz – Arcos de la Frontera (188 km)