Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team): “I needed this victory”

August 30 th 2019 - 19:18

First things first, I want to thank my team for its great work, and especially Nairo [Quintana] for his help on the final climb. We wanted to drop Primoz Roglic and Superman López, but they were very strong too and it just wasn’t possible. We’ve kept a good pace the whole time, and that helped me get this victory. I was confident I could win because I reckoned I was amongst the best four of the race. In my mind, maybe I needed this victory. Had I won or not, it would have been okay either way, but I had winning legs and I fancied victory today. I’m glad I’ve won in the rainbow jersey. There is a lot of Vuelta left, but it seems today’s top four are the strongest of the race at this point.

© ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019

Follow us

Get exclusive information about La Vuelta

By browsing this site, you accept the use of Cookies in order to offer to you an advertising tailored to your interests, and to perform traffic statistics.

To find out more