Bernal: “I could not accelerate when they did”

August 22 nd 2021 - 18:03 [GMT + 2]

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers): “We left the bus with the best attitude this morning. We decided to go for it and to put our weight on the race. We knew the race was going to be very crazy and the idea was to put a strong rhythm on the long climb and tense up the race at the last pass, but the truth is that there were other strong riders and there is no other option than to turn the page. I felt good, but I was missing that change of pace, I was going strong but when they accelerated I felt that I could not and they dropped me again. Yates tried to help me but at one point I already told him to make his race the best he could. I have no idea what Ineos' strategy will be going forward. For now, tomorrow we are going to rest and see how we are doing. "

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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