López: "I dreamed of this and I never lost faith, we deserve it"

The Colombian scored his first stage win on the Tour atop Col de la Loze. He is third overall and has podium options.

López:-"I-dreamed-of-this-and-I-never-lost-faith-we-deserve-it"

Miguel Ángel López debuted his record of triumphs in the Tour de France by conquering the 17th stage ending at Col de la Loze. The Colombian, very excited, explained his feelings for the organization of the race: "Super happy. A lot of emotion because we have worked a lot and it has not been easy to get here. I am excited" .

The Astana rider placed third overall thanks to his sensational performance on this stage in the Alps, and he wanted to give the victory to Alexandre Vinokourov, head of the Kazakh team: "We were very confident in the last kilometers, it was our terrain on the 2000 meters, like being at home. We have been from start to finish in the fight and we deserve it. We dreamed a lot about this and never lost faith day after day. The whole team took great care of me, the guys were perfect. It's birthday by Vinokourov and it is perfect to celebrate it this way. "

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