Vuelta a España - Dylan Teuns: We have to see how I can defend the jersey
Aug 30 2019 01:25 am CET

Vuelta a España - Dylan Teuns: We have to see how I can defend the jersey
Vuelta a España - Dylan Teuns: We have to see how I can defend the jersey
Bahrain-Merida © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) crossed the finish line of the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España in the second position but this was enough to take the lead of the overall classification.

The Belgian was part of the breakaway of the day and launched an attack from the chasers at the last kilometres of the final climb of the day. Teuns rode with Jesús Herrada up to the last kilometre and couldn't match the attack of the Spaniard in the last metres, but despite this, he managed to climb to the top of the General Classification.

"I already had the red jersey on my mind before I came to La Vuelta," said the Belgian. "Today I raced for the stage and in the final climb, I went all-in with 4km to go. It would have been nicer to also win the stage but I’m happy with La Roja. I was unlucky that one guy was strong enough to follow me, and then I didn’t have the legs to sprint in the last 300m. We have to see how I can defend the jersey. Tomorrow we have a pretty hard and steep final climb. I saw yesterday the GC riders are really strong.

"I’m a little bit of everything. I love the classics but I also like one-week stage races. And in the Grand Tours, I like to go for opportunities like I did today. To win a stage in a Grand Tour and now to wear the leader jersey, I had never done it so I feel like I’m still improving."







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