Vuelta a Andalucia - Jack Haig: As Dylan Teuns went straight, I couldn't turn right
Feb 22 2020 01:26 am CET

Vuelta a Andalucia - Jack Haig: As Dylan Teuns went straight, I couldn't turn right
Vuelta a Andalucia - Jack Haig: As Dylan Teuns went straight, I couldn't turn right
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Mitchelton-Scott's Jack Haig has finished the third stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia with a disappointment after he missed the corner leading to the finish line when he was heading to the fight for the victory.

The Australian launched an attack in the last kilometre of the stage with Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren) and the duo was heading for a close fight for the day's win. But both of them missed the turn that led to the last climbing metres of the stage and while they corrected the course, Jakob Fuglsang launched his own attack and took the win.

"I obviously knew from the meeting before the race that there was that tight corner with around 200metres to go, but in the race situation I was just following Teuns' wheel, and the corner came up on us very quickly," said Haig at the end of the stage. "We came up that rise and there wasn’t really any barricade or person in a florescent vest on the corner indicating where to go and I ended up being on the left-hand side of Teuns' wheel, on the outside and as he went straight I couldn’t turn right. It is very disappointing.

"I felt good today and I wanted to be up there, I knew it was a technical finish and this sort of things normally suit me. It is just very disappointing for me today and for the race, the last five kilometres were dangerous and it sort of puts a bit of a downer on the whole race, but we just have to go into tomorrow try and do our best."

Due to this mishap, Haig dropped two positions in the General Classification of the Spanish race and sits in sixth place.




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