9.05.2016

La Vuelta 15: Team Sky DS: "Chris is still second overall and in a position he can fight"

I looked for a reaction by Chris Froome but couldn't find it...

Team Sky DS Dario Cioni:
"It wasn't the best day for us. Chris lost time to Quintana, Contador and Chaves but gained time on Simon Yates. For sure it was a day where Movistar and Tinkoff raced really aggressive and they did a really good job putting their leaders on the front. We were caught on the back foot and it was too bad that Chris was separated by an early crash from Quintana and Contador. If he'd have been with them and not in the chasing group then it would have probably made things different. 
The guys did their best and Chris tried to limit the losses. He is still second overall and in a position he can fight. The riders are obviously tired. It's the end of the second week and yesterday's stage featured 5000 metres of climbing. The race started full gas and there was a big gruppetto today at the end - so it shows there are a lot of tired riders in the race.
Tomorrow is a new day and for sure the team will bounce back. We're still second on GC having won two stages. We're still in the fight the for Vuelta podium."

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