Ourense (Spain), Feb 25 (EFE) Galician, which concludes tomorrow with a time trial that ends in Santiago de Compostela.
“I am very happy, the team has done a great job although we have not had to work much behind -they had the collaboration of Caja Rural, which had not put any cyclist in the escape-. We didn’t expect that, but it was very good”, admitted the last Tour champion, for whom the stage was “quite hard” due to the cold.
He acknowledged that he had “some pressure” because all the rivals wanted to be “well positioned” at the front to face the last ascent, with a very narrow road and a very dangerous descent.
“We knew that we had to be in front to avoid disappointment. Attila -Valter- has done a spectacular job in the first kilometers of the ascent, and Denis before that to take us with rhythm to the foot of the port”, highlighted Vingegaard, absolute dominator of the test.
Asked about tomorrow’s time trial, which starts at O Milladoiro and ends at Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago, she acknowledged that they were recognizing her upon her arrival in Galicia and she likes it, which is why she hopes to retain the yellow jersey.
“It’s a good tour, I’m looking forward to it. I’m leading, I think tomorrow I can keep the jersey. I will go out to win, In addition, Attila is fourth, let’s see if he can also get on the podium, ”said the Jumbo leader, who hopes in two weeks to be able to fight for victory in Paris Nice. dmg/sat