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A dream comes true

A dream comes true

Alejandro on the podium in Paris

Thanks to another exceptional stage in the Alps, Alejandro consolidated his third place on the podium of the Tour de France.

After attacking in the main difficulties of the last but one stage of the French race to help his Movistar Team mate Nairo Quintana to drop Christopher Froome and take the lead of the overall ranking, Alejandro never lost contact with the yellow jersey in the final climb to L’Alpe d’Huez while his adversaries for the final classification Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador were dropped behind.

35 years old Alejandro achieved his dream: to climb on the podium in Paris.

Alejandro’s declarations:

“This GC podium is something I’ve been chasing all my life, and I finally got it today. It took so much, lots of suffering. In this moment, I remember my family, my four kids, the staff and team-mates from Movistar, everyone who supported me through my career. It’s a wonderful taste to have finished third, since we gave all that we had. We jumped into the previous climb, also tried to leave Froome behind on previous stages… we just left everything on the road. I also sacrified myself Nairo, helped him out wherever it was needed – we came for the overall title and it went away by just over a minute. Hats off to Froome – he managed the race well and was stronger. Our overview is exceptional: we’re jumping onto the podium as teams’ classification winners and myself and Nairo will be second and third overall – what else you can ask for.”

You can also listen to Alejandro’declarations (in Spanish) clicking on the under link: