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Second place in the team time trial

Less than a second has separated Alejandro Valverde of becoming the first leader of the Tour of Spain. Movistar Team completed a fantastic team time trial in Ourense, getting better during the race and fixing the same time as Team Sky, which finally get the victory with so little difference.

Despite losing time on most of the rivals in the two intermediate steps, Movistar has regulated well their strength to reach the hard final stretch. Valverde led his companions in the final meters, crossing the finish line in first position.

Quotes: “We have been very strong and very good. We were suffering a lot because in a team time trial everything is built on the basis of agony. It’s a shame to lose by so little time and not being able to wear the leader’s jersey today, but when you give everything you can not ask for more. We are happy with the stage we have done”.

Photo: Movistar Team