Valverde: "I did not expect Alaphilippe to attack so far"

The Murcia searched for the sprint, but remained locked. Landa entered a group persecutor of Alaphilippe: "I tried the legs, and they worked".

Pocos in the peloton expected the attack of Julian Alaphilippe in the level of Mutigny, 15 km from the arrival. Alejandro Valverde recognized him: "I did not imagine that he would start so soon, but the move was great, so congratulations" . The broken end and the goal in slope to 8% favored to the Murcian: "It was an explosivísimo final, classic type, that adapted well. In the sprint I tried to put myself up, although I was closed to 500 meters and, suddenly, I was already in the 20th place ".

Mikel Landa leaked into a small group pursuing Alaphilippe with Woods, Schachmann and Lutsenko:" I wanted to see myself a little, try me . I noticed that the race was launched and I released legs. A corridor of each important team entered and neither wanted to throw more. I just saw that there were forces, which gives me confidence. " Nairo Quintana spoke about overcoming another "complicated day": "The nervous and explosive days are to save them, and we did it. Although Pinot and Bernal do not like five seconds, we gave the maximum ".

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