Vuelta a Espana (4th stage) : Ben Gastauer takes 5th - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Vuelta a Espana (4th stage) : Ben Gastauer takes 5th

Ben Gastauer : "I fought with everything"

"It was very hot all day, the profile was very difficult with more than 3500 meters of climbing. The breakaway managed itself well in front, and the peloton let us go... Everything played out on the last climb which had a very irregular gradient. This is not the kind of climb that I particularly like. But I fought hard, and I'm happy with this fifth place, even if I was hoping for something else. Tony did a great climb, the team is in good shape, and we will try our luck again.”BEN GASTAUER

THE NUMBER

7

Nineteenth on the stage, Tony Gallopin is now 7th overall, 33" behind the leader, Kwiatkowski from Poland.