Vuelta a España - David de la Cruz: Today I lost some seconds in the dumbest way
Sep 01 2017 06:23 pm CET

Vuelta a España - David de la Cruz: Today I lost some seconds in the dumbest way
Vuelta a España - David de la Cruz: Today I lost some seconds in the dumbest way
Photo of David de la Cruz © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Quick-Step Floors rider David de la Cruz dropped from fourth to fifth place in the Vuelta a España after losing some seconds in the final of stage 13.

The rider couldn't keep up with those at the front of the peloton and ended up losing seven seconds. Team Sunweb's Wilco Kelderman moves into fourth place as a result, with De la Cruz dropping to fifth.

"It was a difficult and dangerous finish. In this kind of finishes you are always at risk of losing time and today it was like that for me," he told Onda Cero radio.

De la Cruz didn't seem particularly concerned about losing a few seconds as the differences will likely be much bigger on the weekend.

"The next two stages don't worry me. I feel good. The two stages suit me well, the one of Granada will be very important. I only worry about having good legs for the weekend."

The Spaniard has had his share of bad luck in this race and could be much closer to race leader Chris Froome of Team Sky, but does not believe in 'what if'.

"The race is the way it is, it's not only about the legs. Cycling is a sport in which many factors are relevant like having mechanicals or having a good position at certain times. So you also have to count on that, because it isn't enough to have good feelings or a good shape.

Today I also lost some seconds in the dumbest way. It is a sport that depends on of many factors and I hope that in the last part of the race those factors work a little more in my favour and I can take time back."




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