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Determination and courage

Determination and courage

Alejandro still the third overall

One more day, Alejandro showed his courage and his determination on the roads of the Tour de France.

He finishes the 18th stage (Gap – Saint Jean de Maurienne, 186, 5 km) in the small group with the favourites and is still the third overall on the eve of the final two mountain stages. 

Alejandro’s declarations after he finished the stage:

“I had to close a couple of gaps and was suffering from a bit of flatus, so I had to reduce my speed for a bit and take some air – I knew I would be back into the group after the downhill. I crested really close to them, about 10″ down, got back into the group and everyone could see that everything was alright afterwards, it didn’t go further. It was a really demanding day and we got through it safely; there are two really important still left, short stages yet enormously demanding, and I hope to recover well. We came here to fight for victory with Nairo and if I make the GC podium, it will be fantastic, but I have a clear role and goal and I’ll follow it until the end.”