Froome: “Clearly Nairo Quintana is in great shape”
Chris Froome (Sky), third overall, admitted at the top of Lagos de Covadonga that the leader and stage winner, Colombian Nairo Quintana, “is in great shape” .
“I dedicated myself up to my pace, the best and most efficient to let me legs. Obviously Nairo is in great shape, as we have seen in recent days,” he said.
Third overall, 58 seconds behind Quintana , Froome agreed with their current situation pending his trump card arrives, the time trial in Calpe to three days of arrival in Madrid.
“I have to be happy with where I am and I will continue doing my job and I hope in the coming days to find an opportunity to improve or simply to hold the position pending the trial , ” he said.
The triple winner of the Tour de France, admitted last moments of weakness in the climb to the top Asturian. “Yes, regardless of what was going on I had to adapt to the rhythm that seemed more appropriate for a climb that requires an effort of 30 or 35 minutes. I could see that some of those who went before were a little burnt. I tried he used my colleagues in the best possible way and thanks to them I could do a great job , “he said.
Froome was third in Lagos to 25 seconds Nairo Quintana and was overcome by a second by the Dutch Robert Gesink in second.