Alejandro Valverde took place 119 in the third stage of the Tour of Spain, which took place today between Zutphen and Venlo, still in the Netherlands, on a 189, 7 kilometers.
Alejandro is still 18 behind Fabian Cancellara in the general classification, now the 12th overall.
“Except the fact that the sun kept on shining the entire day, the stage of today had nothing to do with the one of yesterday. We can indeed say that it was an easy day.”
“The roads were broader ones and not so risky. But I anyway preferred to stay during almost all the time between the first positions of the bunch to remain concentrated, exactly the way I did it yesterday. I just dropped in the very last kilometers to give the sprinters space.”
“After three days without climbing not even a small hill, the stage of tomorrow will be a little bit different. Even if it is true that the stage will finish in Liege, the final of the stage will have absolutely nothing to do with the classics. It will just look a little bit like the Amstel, if we take into account the fact that the Cauberg is on the program. This means that we will again have to ride on narrow streets and that it will be important to remain careful till the end.”