Bernal: “ I'm in a survival mode”

September 3 rd 2021 - 17:41 [GMT + 2]

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers): “It was a very tough stage. I felt like it was going up all day. The last part was faster, but there was a lot of wear. Everyone in the peloton was in a hurry, we were going very fast. Tomorrow is about surviving. Yesterday we paid a bit for the day we attacked 60 km from the finish line with Roglic, I think it showed, and even more today. It was not an easy day even though it was a stage for the sprint. It was almost 100 km going up. If I had legs I would attack, but I think I'm in a survival mode. I haven't even thought about my podium options, it's very complicated, I don’t think I can make it.”

01/09 - La Vuelta 21 - Etapa 17 - Unquera-Lagos de Covadonga
01/09 - La Vuelta 21 - Etapa 17 - Unquera-Lagos de Covadonga © Unipublic/Charly López

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