Arndt: “I knew I could win from a sprint”

August 31 st 2019 - 18:35

Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb): “It’s amazing. Yesterday I said already I wanted to be on the break. But to actually be there, and able to get victory, is unbelievable. I got great support from Martijn [Tusveld] during the stage. He was on the front, covering all the moves, and I could sit in, go smooth over the climb and wait. When Martijn crashed, I knew I had to chase every attack and keep things together because I knew I could win from a sprint. This is one of the best days of my career. I’ve always said I want to win a stage in every Grand Tour and this is a step forward on that goal. When I crossed the line I still couldn’t believe I’d won a stage on La Vuelta. I guess I sprinted on the saddle because I was too tired as to stand on the pedals, yet I could produce enough power as to get the victory.”

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