Unzué: "We tried to cut differences, but we could not"

The manager of Movistar highlighted the work of Mikel Landa and Nairo Quintana in La Planche, despite the fact that the attack of Alava could not bear fruit.

In Ineos awaited the movement of Mikel Landa in La Planche des Belles Filles. The team from Alava considers him the most dangerous climber of the Tour, although they also believe that he must go less as the race progresses due to the accumulated wear and tear of the Tour. anda tried from afar, but his attack failed to break the tight control established in favor of Thomas and Bernal: "I'm left with the good sensations and with which the legs worked in a serious test. I did what I could, even though it was not enough. "

Eusebio Unzué, manager of Movistar, highlighted the good work of his two leaders, Landa and Nairo Quintana, in the first contact with the mountain:" The two were very good . The climb to La Planche des Belles Filles demonstrated the equality that prevails at the moment in this Tour, with the aspirants in a handkerchief. It was a first time to measure forces, the real fire will come later. "

The technician pointed out that, among the favorites," the one who answered the best was Thomas ":" He measured the climb with the calculator and ran brilliantly to achieve a few seconds of advantage. We tried to play to cut differences, but we could not. A pity that the breakaway triumphed. Although we tried to break it down, I had taken too much rent. " Landa expressed himself in a similar line about the defending champion, although with a point of pessimism: "Unfortunately, we found that Thomas and the Ineos are very solid. As often happens when we play the Tour ".

No However, ni Unzué and Landa are discouraged:" There are many more opportunities left. We are well, with the two captains in a position to ambition beautiful things ". Nairo came two seconds ahead of the Basque, and now they are 16th and 17th overall, 1:41 and 1:43 behind Giulio Ciccone, respectively. Of course, in front of Geraint Thomas yield and 52 and 54 seconds ... with a sample of hierarchy in La Planche and a single time trial of 27.2 km to complete: "We hope to overcome."

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