Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: Tomorrow we could see fireworks from the start
Sep 08 2017 06:12 pm CET

Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: Tomorrow we could see fireworks from the start
Vuelta a España - Chris Froome: Tomorrow we could see fireworks from the start
Photo of Chris Froome © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Team Sky leader Chris Froome was relieved to have survived another say without too much trouble, at just two stages from the end of the Vuelta a España.

Helped by Team Sunweb, the British formation needed to put in an effort in the last kilometers to neutralized an attack by Alberto Contador, and succeeded in doing so. Until that moment however, it has been a relatively quiet stage for those in the peloton.

"Today for us, and for me certainly was a day about trying to save as much energy as possible for tomorrow and get through the day without any big issues," the Briton said. "So I'm very happy to put today behind us and I will focus everything on tomorrow now."

The next big challenge, and the last before going to Madrid, will be the Angliru climb at the end of Saturday's stage. Froome is very aware of its difficulty.

"It is an extremely hard climb. It's not going to be only about the final, it's a short stage of only 117 kilometres, so we could see fireworks from the start tomorrow. There are some tough climbs as well before the Angliru."

Nevertheless, Froome feels confident ahead of this final test. "Everyone is tired at this point of the race but I feel good and the team is good so hopefully we can finish it off tomorrow."




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