Bernal: "From behind, I managed to see Valverde in the air"

Egan Bernal recounted how the fall of the Murcian was seen from within the peloton. The leader Roglic sent him encouragement: "I hope he recovers well."


Egan Bernal continues to improve his feelings in this Vuelta. The Colombian is still 7th, 41 "behind Roglic in the general:" Little by little we are going to get more, "he said at the finish line. He also recounted how he saw the accident of Alejandro Valverde, which happened several meters in front of his position." We were behind and only I managed to see him in the air. It had to be a very hard blow. I hope he recovers as soon as possible. This is also part of cycling and I feel very sorry for it, "lamented the 2019 Tour de France winner.

For his part, Primoz Roglic kept the red jersey with eight seconds ahead of Felix Grossschartner, and with the most direct rivals there were no differences in El Balcón de Alicante. He also saw the fall of Alejandro Valverde very closely: "He was only two places behind when he fell. He is one of the biggest names in cycling, so I hope he is well and soon he will return," said the Slovenian.

The winner of the 2019 and 2020 La Vuelta found it “a shame” that one of his opponents, Alejandro Valverde, was abandoned due to a fall, who was fourth: “He is a great champion, I am sorry that he leaves due to someone else's mishap to him ", he added. As for the general, the Jumbo confirmed that losing the leadership in the Alicante day would not have mattered. His compatriot, Polanc, lacked little to snatch it from him. Finally, he suffered in the escape in the part end of the day. "Why not lose the red to Jan Polanc? He already wore the pink jersey at the Giro in 2019. Again, these are super sweet concerns for Slovenians. For me it was a hard day, super hot, in which we already went full on the first climb, "he said.

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