Landa: "This loss is acceptable, we are climbers"

The Movistar was left 45 seconds before the Ineos of Thomas and Bernal in the chrono by equipment of Brussels, and 1:05 of the Jumbo de Kruijswijk.


The 27.6 km of the equipment chrono produced the first differences. The Movistar lost in the Atomium goal 45 seconds before the Ineos. Eusebio Unzué, manager of the squad, calculated as "acceptable to yield around half a minute". Finally 15 more seconds fell. However, Mikel Landa praised the performance of his teammates: "We moved in the admissible margin. With the group we have, more focused on the mountain, we complete a good time trial. They took Nairo and me very well. It is about saving this first week and facing the ports in the best conditions ".

Alejandro Valverde was also satisfied with the Movistar's time:" I think the losses can be considered within the stipulated. It was a very demanding and fast track, which came phenomenal to Ineos. We did it well, and days will come to recover on our land. " The result left them 1:05 from Kruijswijk, 45 '' from Thomas and Bernal, 44 '' from Mas, 37 '' from Urán, 33 '' from Pinot, 29 '' from Nibali, 24 '' '' of Fuglsang and Adam Yates, and with 14 '' less than Bardet and 13 '' better than Porte. "Acceptable, pretty good", declared Unzué again about his boys' day, despite the fact that they were the third worst formation among the favorites.



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