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Kruijswijk frustrated by new delay on ‘nervous day’ in Vuelta

Kruijswijk frustrated by new delay on ‘nervous day’ in Vuelta

Steven Kruijswijk was Sunday, also in the second stage of the Vuelta a España waste of time to allow a large part of its competitors. The Dutchman wants the opening weekend of the Tour of Spain as soon as possible.

“We should be there in,” said Kruiswijk at the site of his team Lotto-Jumbo. “We wanted to today do not be surprised, but we have not succeeded to the end in front to stay.”

Kruijswijk ended Sunday as the fiftieth in the wind-dominated stage in the South of France. He lost thirteen seconds on Vincenzo Nibali, eight, Esteban Chaves and five on riders like Chris Froome, Fabio Aru, Wilco Kelderman and Wout Poels.

De Brabander was the Saturday Lotto-Jumbo, partly because of a crash of two riders only fifteenth in the team time trial, at forty seconds of the winner of the BMC. Kruijswijk is why after two stages in the standings, all 57 seconds of leader Yves Lampaert.

“I hope in this round to grow. The rides that to me, after all, still to come,” says the climber.

Quick Step dominates the second stage of the Vuelta ride

Yves Lampaert has the second stage of the Vuelta a España win.
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The second stage of the Vuelta a España began in Nîmes.
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Tour winner Chris Froome talks with Tour director Christian Prudhomme.
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There was again much attention for the afzwaaiende Alberto Contador.
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The 26-year-old Belgian made good work of his team Quick-Step Floors solo in the French Gruissan and grabbed the leader’s jersey.
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Kruijswijk seemed Sunday despite the hard wind and the high pace no time to lose, until Quick-Step Floors the peloton in the last three kilometers still separate continents.

“I was hoping that the worst was over, because we already had a nervous day behind,” says Kruiswijk about the final.

“The team has done a good job, but ultimately it was still wrong. In the last one and a half km we came behind to sit. The differences remained fortunately limited, but this day has a lot of energy cost.”

The platoon Monday all the mountains, when there on the way to Andorra two cols of the first and one col of the second category on the route. It is one of the many bergritten in this Vuelta, and therefore set a sports director Addy Engels is a waste of time from Sunday in perspective.

“It is a shame that we are in the final stage, still some time have lost. But this loss of time is not the great make a difference about three weeks in Madrid.”

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