Supermán López: "We are calm with those we have"

Miguel Ángel López addressed the media on the rest day. The Colombian assures that the Tour "is still open."


Colombian Miguel Ángel "Supermán" López considered this Tuesday that despite the time he has yielded in the first week of the Tour de France, his options are open to reach the final podium of the race. "The balance of these nine days is quite good, we are there, a 'minute' and some of the best, but more than half is missing. We are calm with the ones we have," said the cyclist from Astana, ninth overall 1.15 behind the leader, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic. The Colombian cyclist indicated that, for now, the race is open, because "nothing has happened" during the first nine "tough and demanding" stages.

López, who disputes his first Tour, acknowledged that it is a test "with more tension" than the Giro d'Italia or the Vuelta a España because "everyone has their eyes on it", but that in the end "it does not stop being one more race ". Regarding his options, "Supermán" assured that "you cannot know with everything that remains for the end" because "there is a lot of risk" and "you can have a day with less force." "That's why you have to enjoy each day that passes without thinking about tomorrow. In a race like this, things happen every day," he said. The Astana cyclist pointed out that anyone who is now in the "top 10" can win, including his three countrymen from Colombia, Egan Bernal, second overall, Nairo Quintana, fifth, and Rigoberto Urán sixth.

"Egan is in second position, he has high morale, he can take the day off with morale. Rigo can stand out very well, he is quite veteran, he knows how to do his things and he goes little by little. He has plenty of experience and he can do it do quite well, "he said. López, who also highlighted the strength of the Slovenians Roglic and Pogacar, did not rule out that there may be collaboration between Colombians if one of them opts for victory and the rest have already lost their options. "At the moment, each one runs for his team and his interests. But in the end we are fellow countrymen, from the same country, when the Tour has become a little more unlinked, it is possible to collaborate. For my part, there would be no problems to make an alliance, it would be Nice to get a second Tour for Colombia, "he said.

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