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A difficult stage at the Vuelta

A difficult stage at the Vuelta

But Alejandro still in the fight for the GC

Today stage, a very short (130 km) but extremely tough one (5000 m of ramps and six climbs) that took place between Andorra la Vella and Cortals d´Encamp resulted to be a difficult one for Alejandro who finished the stage 3’04” behind winner Mikel Landa.

The Spaniard is nevertheless still in a good sixth overall position, 1’52’’ only behind new leader Italian Fabio Aru.

Alejandro’s quotes:

“We knew it was going to be a hell of a day, and even after it was a bad result and one that I’d have liked to be much better, we did quite a decent job and I’m happy with that effort. We lost quite some time with Aru, who looked really strong from the very beginning, and also with Purito, but as we said yesterday, we’re not bad physically but we’re paying the efforts from the Tour – we’re simply not at the same level as in France. Everyone struggled today. Froome did lost plenty of time, but it was really a stage where things could turn bad with a minor difficulty, like his crash. We’re still alive in this Vuelta and there’s still many stages left: we can lose more time or recover, but we won’t stop fighting.”