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Alejandro on the podium at the Clasica

Alejandro on the podium at the Clasica

The third in San Sebastian

After having been ill just after the finish of the Tour de France, with fever and under antibiotics for three days, Alejandro crossed the finishing line of the Clasica of San Sebastián in third position. He as a consequence increased lead in the WorldTour ranking.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“The team was impressive and I thank all of them for what they did for me today. Still, Yates was really strong and we must congratulate him for that well-deserved victory: we knew he would be up there with the favourites, since he already showed he could do well before his crash last year, and today he timed his efforts perfectly and said ‘here I am’ to everyone. There wasn’t much cooperation into my group either, and we had to fight for second place into the sprint.

It was also surprising when Gilbert and Dani Moreno bridged to our pursuit group almost into the final corner, launching the sprint right afterwards. Fortunately, I could overtake Dani into the final meters to finish in third. It was awful not to be able to win and reward the team for their immense job, but this podium is also important. Now, we’ll take some rest and start preparing for the Vuelta – we must try and do our best there.”