Victory number two at the Vuelta2014-08-27
Today it was not that "easy" to win the stage compared to yesterday. I had to go the extra mile after nearly missing a corner. I lost Koen's wheel. Another rider from a different team slipped into it, but he could not hang on. So there was a gap and I was thinking for a short time if I needed to close it or not. If I had not closed to the gap, Gilbert had won the stage and so I gave everything I had and rode a long sprint.
Bouhanni complained afterwards that I did not let him in, but I was riding on the right side and did not divert from my line. He tried to find a gap, although there was none. He should have come round to the other side.
Alltogether it was not easy today. Contador's team caused a split in the bunch as the wind changed direction. Because of that were only three of us in the front group: Koen, Warren and me. But the result proved us right and I am happy. Thank you, guys, we could go on like that.
On the mountains stage tomorrow will be role reversal, me getting bottles and ice for the guys from the car ;-)