Kaden Groves: "We had such a big month here in Spain"

"For sure, I didn’t imagine I would win this way. Coming into today, I really wanted to take the stage and keep the green jersey but going for a breakaway wasn’t my intention. Remco [Evenepoel] this morning was a threat for the green jersey and I suspected he might try something, not to take the jersey, but to try and win the stage. And I knew I had to follow him. It was quite interesting in the finale. I didn’t want to pull the guys in the last kilometre because obviously it would take away my sprint. We all looked at each other and then it meant that peloton came back. But I knew that when I’m in a sprint, I can find a little extra, and Remco leading out in the final hectometres was a big advantage for me. It’s pretty special [to be the first Australian winner of the points standings of La Vuelta]. I need to thank my team, without them it wouldn’t have been possible. We had such a big month here in Spain and we prepared together as well. This victory of the jersey and also my third stage mean a lot to me and I need to thank my team."

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