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Alejandro on the attack in the Camperona

Alejandro on the attack in the Camperona

He keeps his second position overall

Alejandro took his responsibilities on the occasion of the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España and attacked in the really tough ascent to the Camperona. Despite the fact he later lost the contact with the other riders who are fighting for overall victory in the Spanish grand tour, he is still the second overall even if now 42 seconds behind still leader Alberto Contador.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“It’s a gap that we got between the other contenders and us today, but I don’t think it’s so, so important. To be honest, I didn’t really know the climb and I attacked from the foot, yet the climb was too hard for me. The roads were coarse; the bike was sticking to the pavement. I lost time, but I’m OK with today’s result. Froome showed he’s going to be a strong rival for the remaining stages, he’s still there. We will go step by step; there are two important stages left before the rest day, starting with tomorrow’s Los Lagos, a really different climb to today’s. Maybe it’s not up to me to cause the splits, but others – no matter Purito, Froome… We’re four or five riders in quite similar condition to each other and really dropping the others could be difficult. Let’s see how we recover and tackle tomorrow’s course.”

Tomorrow: stage 15: Oviedo-Lagos de Covadonga (149 km)