Storer: “Unfortunately I was by myself”

September 2 nd 2021 - 18:27 [GMT + 2]

Michael Storer (Team DSM): “We rode in an aggressive style as usual and I’m happy I got in the move in the first place with a lot of guys. Unfortunately the peloton didn’t give us a lot of time. We only had four minutes on the third last climb. Then we knew we really needed to push the pace. I wished some more people to come with me so I would have some company through that valley road but no one reacted when I pushed the pace. Unfortunately I was by myself. Then I was also happy I could get over the second last climb as well. I was still in front but I knew for that last climb I probably needed more time than two minutes. There’s limits to what’s possible to hold out in front, especially when a lot of teams seem interested in chasing you down. I was a bit unlucky that they didn’t give me a bigger advantage. However, I’m happy to keep the KOM jersey in DSM. Since I was there I had to pick up the points because we want to win the jersey. It doesn’t matter who it is. It’s just as a team we want this jersey at the end of La Vuelta.”

Follow us

Get exclusive information about La Vuelta