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Alejandro more frightened than hurt

Alejandro more frightened than hurt

He crashed with two team-mates

The final of the third stage of the Vuelta a Espana suited Alejandro’s characteristics very well but the Spaniard, who crashed at some 20 kilometers from the finishing line, had no opportunity to fight for the stage win that went to Australian Michael Matthews, the new leader of the Spanish stage race. Alejandro is now the third overall, 11 second behind the Oreca-GreenEdge rider.

Suffering from a blow on his shoulder, Alejandro told :

“One of the team-mates in front of me crashed while trying to pick up a musette and I went to the ground, too. More than sweeping the ground, it was a sharp blow, with no bruises: I hit a team-mate’s bike and hit my back, but I could recover and go ahead. I started the climb well behind and because of that, I’m happy with the time I lost. Seven seconds is nothing. My back hurts a bit after the crash, but I hope it’s not serious and I can recover well. I’m not feeling really sad after losing the jersey – it was more that I wanted to win this stage. I couldn’t, but this is cycling, things like that happen and we must carry on.”

Tomorrow: stage 4: Mairena del Alcor – Córdoba (175 km)