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Another great day for Alejandro

Another great day for Alejandro

Now on the podium

Days go through and Alejandro keeps on showing his immense talent and his fantastic courage.

The Spaniard finished the first stage in the Alps, Digne-les-Bains – Praloup of 161 km, only a few seconds behind the first two riders of the overall ranking, British Christopher Froome and his Movistar Team mate, Colombian Nairo Quintana. He is now the third overall.

Alejandro’s declarations:

“Safe on the GC podium? I don’t really know if it’s granted yet. It’s true that there are only three days left in this Tour before Paris, but there’s still much left to cover. It’s also true that I’m feeling really well, working hard for my team-mate Nairo and trying everything to create some gaps, but Froome is really strong and it’s hard to beat him. When Contador crashes I was ahead of him and couldn’t see the incident, but I was told afterwards. Alberto is a really fighting and dangerous rider -what can you say from him-, someone you can never leave a gap to and he was really close to me on the GC. It was awful to see Van Garderen leaving the race, too – I want to send him all my support, I know how it feels – the Tour and cycling are as hard as this. I was left out of the podium last year, fourth after the final TT following a tough final week, and know the bad side of this race. All in all, we’re still there and, as many have seen, we keep trying to take the yellow jersey.”