Bernal: “That's cycling: attacking and then exploding”

August 24 th 2021 - 18:02 [GMT + 2]

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers): “We were on the expectative, anything could happen. The race could go smoothly with the break or go crazy, you had to be prepared for everything. [To have Narvaez and Van Baarle up front] was for them to try and win the stage. They can have their chance, we also go for stages. The truth is that putting aside the time I lost, I felt good on the climb and had good legs, until I was dropped. [To follow Roglic's attack] was a bit of a rider’s impulse, I felt good and I came out after him. That's cycling: attacking and then exploding. The heat does not make me feel so bad, I hope to defend myself well in Asturias too, although then the cold makes me feel worse. You have to go day by day.”

21/08 - La Vuelta 21 - Etapa 8 - Santa Pola-La Manga del Mar Menor
21/08 - La Vuelta 21 - Etapa 8 - Santa Pola-La Manga del Mar Menor © Unipublic/Charly López

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