Vuelta a Espana (11th stage): Nans Peters 4th - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Vuelta a Espana (11th stage): Nans Peters 4th

Nans Peters : "A very big day"

“It was a huge battle from the first kilometers. It took nearly 100 kilometer for the breakaway to take shape. After doing my job to protect Tony, I actually managed to be a member of the group of 18 riders who did manage to get away. There was not a lot of agreement in the group, though since there were some pretty big names in there. And in the end it was all out war. We were constantly active and attacking. I was not the strongest in the group, and I even felt a bit overwhelmed in a group with such big names. The day also was very demanding with almost 4000 meters of climbing, adding in also the rain showers. But before this Vuelta, I had never raced more than nine days in a row. So I am pretty happy to finish in 4th place during this difficult 11th stage.”NANS PETERS

 

THE NUMBER

5

 

Tony Gallopin, who finishes the 11th stage in the group of favorites, is now 5th in the overall classification, 24” behind the leader, Simon Yates from England.

 

THE NEWS

Gougeard out of the Vuelta

 

Feeling sick and distanced early in the stage, Alexis Gougeard abandoned the Vuelta a Espana.