Vuelta a España: Yves Lampaert in disbelief after stage 2 victory
Aug 20 2017 11:46 pm CET

Vuelta a España: Yves Lampaert in disbelief after stage 2 victory

Belgian rider Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step Floors was in disbelief after winning the second stage of the Vuelta a España and taking the lead in the overall classification.

The 26-year-old rode away from a lead group with one kilometer to go, with Quick-Step doing well to take advantage of the wind.

"We planned with the team," Lampaert said. "During the race there were no moments to make an echelon so we tried in the last ten kilometers. Niki (Terpstra) went full until the last three kilometers and then (Julian) Alaphilippe went. We were in the break with a few guys.

"Just before the roundabout they shouted at me to 'go, go, go!' and I knew that I can ride one kilometer quite fast and I am happy that I could finish it to the end.

"For the moment I don't really realize it. I don't know what's happening but it's really crazy for me."

The 2017 Vuelta a España is only the second grand tour for Lampaert, who finished 113th in the 2016 edition of the Spanish race.
Photo of Yves Lampaert (cropped) © BrakeThrough Media





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