Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: They were happy letting us do the work today
Aug 25 2017 06:17 pm CET

Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: They were happy letting us do the work today
Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: They were happy letting us do the work today
Photo of Chris Froome © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Chris Froome virtually lost his Red Jersey for some time during the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España, but had everything under control with the help of his Sky teammates.

The Briton's overall lead was threatened by Manzana-Postobon's Jetse Bol. The Dutchman rode in the front group and trailing Froome by 8'55" in the overall standings, he momentarily led the virtual classification.

Team Sky did not panic however and sufficiently increased the pace in the last 20 kilometers to restore the balance.

"I think we were always in control," Froome explained. "It was a relatively more controlled day for us, less crazy than yesterday for sure. Today I want to make a special mention for Ian Stannard and Christian Knees for how much work they did in the front today. I think definitely thanks to them I'm still in red."

Froome believes that the peloton was still affected from the energy spent on the previous day.

"I think everybody was pretty tired from yesterday and if a team would have taken it on, they would have to ride for the rest of the stage. So I think people were just happy letting us do the work today."




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