Valverde: "We have resumed the season on the right track"

The Murcian was "happy" with how things went in the first stage of the Tour of Burgos, in which "hunger was combined with the desire to eat."


The cyclist Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) has assured that he is "happy" for having resumed the season, after the break due to coronavirus, on the "good road" thanks to a third position in the first stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, with arrival at the Alto del Castillo.

"Very happy, above all, to return to the competition after this break. There has been a lot of speed, fans, cuts ... For my part, happy to make third, we have resumed this season on the right track," he said in statements. facilitated by the team

"Why so much show today? I think hunger has been combined with the desire to eat. Everyone wanted to compete, and that makes us more aggressive. But the terrain, the route, the air, has made everything lend itself to it, "he acknowledged.

Valverde accepted that it was an arrival that was not bad for him, but they were surprised by Felix Grobschartner, from Bora-Hansgrohe. "There has been a bit of doubt from everyone when Grobschartner started, I was going to Evenepoel's wheel at that time, but it was precisely because the force he demonstrated with that attack made you have doubts about being able to follow him," he explained.

"Tomorrow we will try to save the day as best as possible. It is a flat stage, for sprinters; we will see how the air is, I think that tomorrow will hit less than today and, since we finish, to think about Thursday," he said. first stage with a great finish high

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