Elissonde: "Nobody likes to wear red like this"

The French Trek, third in the Picón Blanco after the leader Taaramäe until yesterday, was able to avoid the montonera, something that the Estonian could not.

Elissonde:-"Nobody-likes-to-wear-red-like-this"

Kenny Elissonde was one of the beneficiaries of the massive crash. The French Trek, third in the Picón Blanco after the leader Taaramäe until yesterday, was able to avoid the montonera, something that the Estonian could not. “It was a very dangerous stage, the wind had picked up, people were very nervous about the possibility of fans being produced… I knew something like this could happen. When they went to the ground, I was placed in the top 15 of the peloton, so it helped me not to fall too, ”explained Elissonde, who wanted to emphasize that he worked to avoid problems and it turned out well.However, he was grieved by Rein Taaramäe. “He is a great cyclist and a good person. Nobody likes to take the lead because of a thing like this. I wish I had achieved it with Rein on the bike, but we also all know that this is cycling and these things happen ”, he said, already dressed in the red jersey.

For this 30-year-old French climber, who was recruited by Marc Madiot when he excelled in MTB, this leadership may be considered one of the great milestones of his career, but not the greatest. He also achieved that at La Vuelta eight years ago, the triumph at a mythical peak like Angliru, one of the two professional triumphs that appear in his record. Since then he has played in the FDJ, the Sky and the Trek since last season, with two top-20s in the general of the Spanish round being his best results in general.

From now on, the French rider does not set goals, not even to be the leader on the next rest day because he knows that if there is a “battle between the favorites”, it will be very difficult for him to endure: “To be the leader of La Vuelta It is already a great joy, I will try to defend this leadership with all my might, because when you wear this garment you have to try to keep it, but we will see, I only have five seconds on Roglic and that is nothing. ”



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