Vuelta a España Stage 7 reactions roundup: Wilco Kelderman, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Peter Sagan
Sep 01 2018 06:21 am CET

Vuelta a España Stage 7 reactions roundup: Wilco Kelderman, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Peter Sagan
Vuelta a España Stage 7 reactions roundup: Wilco Kelderman, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Peter Sagan
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The seventh stage of the Vuelta a España was won by Tony Gallopin. Here's an overview of some other reactions after the finish line.

Wilco Kelderman:

"Today went well, the guys were amazing in protecting and positioning me. In the finale, I could follow with the best and the legs were good."

Alejandro Valverde:

"I didn't know that (Peter) Sagan was also holding on, I only realised when he overtook me. I couldn't control (Tony) Gallopin. I feel good and I finish this stage happy, I was in the third position and I took two seconds at the intermediate sprint. There is still a lot of race to go. We go little by little."

Nairo Quintana:

"I had a puncture in the finale, but the team responded really well, with good attention. Richard (Carapaz) waited for me, gave me his bike and I could finish with Alejandro. It was sad not being able to take that win with Alejandro; I was trying to close that gap with Herrada, trying to make up some terrain by entering that counter-attack, trying to get everyone together so we ended up with a sprint. The most important thing is that we didn’t lose time. We have to just get through tomorrow’s stage and Sunday will be quite different, a day which suits us well. I’m feeling OK. The first days of the race were not so good for me, because of the heat, but I’m feeling good at the moment."

Peter Sagan:

"It wasn't an easy stage at all and the heat made it even more challenging. The last climbs were tricky and difficult but I managed to stay with the leading group of climbers. Rafa? was pulling to close the gap to Gallopin but with Davide and Jay being at the back to help Emu, he was alone. Still, I felt better today and I managed to win the group sprint."




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