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Crosswinds do not put Alejandro in danger

Crosswinds do not put Alejandro in danger

he remains first overall

The Spaniard is still leading the overall classification of the Vuelta a España after a very dangerous stage to Albacete and where Alejandro, very attentive, remained all day through in the very first positions of the leading group.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“It was a crazy finale, but it was something that we expected. We know Albacete never disappoints the fans: with such long straights and the crosswinds, splits are bound to happen. The whole team was fully focused, well placed, and thanks to my team-mates we made the front group and got well through the day. I was hearing something on my earpiece, though there was much noise and I couldn’t know if Nairo had been dropped or not. I couldn’t look back because I was making a big effort to stay up-front. The team rode exceptionally well to keep us all perfectly placed and it was difficult afterwards to stay all of them into that first group – they did a great work. Mountains will be back tomorrow and it will be another important stage. Valdelinares is a climb which I think does well for both of us. It’s a demanding one, because it has steady slopes and you get up to 2,000 meters high, which is an altitude that already plays an effect on performance. Let’s hope our legs respond well so we can keep the front, as well Nairo as myself”.

Tomorrow: stage 9: Carboneras de Guadazón – Valdelinares (185km)