Valverde: “The upcoming stages also suit Yates”

September 11 th 2018 - 19:09

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team): “I feel like I’ve done a good TT but rivals like Enric Mas, Kruijswijk, also Yates, have done a good time-trial too. The upcoming stages also suit Yates, it’s very explosive. We’ll go day by day, let’s see what comes out of it. I’m 38 years old now… I’m second overall, and with Nairo (Quintana) also up there, we can play tactics and that’s good for both him and me. We’re five (GC contenders) against Yates but he’s demonstrating that he is very strong. Whatever comes out of La Vuelta I’ll be happy. And if I crack some day, I’ll keep looking ahead. To attack from far away, you need to know why you attack, and to be able to make the others suffer. Attacking for the sake of attacking, it’s not worth it.”

Alejandro Valverde | La Vuelta 18 Stage 16. Santillana del Mar > Torrelavega.
Alejandro Valverde | La Vuelta 18 Stage 16. Santillana del Mar > Torrelavega. © PhotoGomezSport

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