Fernando Gaviria: There isn't only me and Marcel Kittel
Oct 28 2017 01:35 am CET

Fernando Gaviria: There isn't only me and Marcel Kittel

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) is back in his country Colombia, where he talked about the objectives he has for the 2018 season.

One of the main goals of his career is to keep winning stages, particularly in one kind of races. "Nobody wants to get more victories than I, nobody would imagine what I picture for myself and what I would want to win," said the rider to Colombian media in Medellin.

"I would like to win in the three Grand Tours and I hope that one day I will be able to do it."

The Colombian believes he is ready to tackle the French Grand Tour in 2018. "With my team, we have been analysing the stages of the Tour de France," he explained. "The first one is a flat one, close to the coast and with possibilities of wind, which could make a difference. We will have to wait, time will tell."

The rider will start his season on the American continent and will then move to Europe to compete in the classics. "I will need to have a good preparation for the classics and I would like to win stages in the Tour de France," he commented. "I will start with the Vuelta a San Juan (Argentina) which is not the most demanding race but will give me a good start close to home.

"Then I will do races like Paris-Roubaix, the Tour de Suisse and finish with the Tour de France."

Gaviria doesn't want to discuss a potential future clash with his soon-to-be ex-teammate, Marcel Kittel, who is moving to Katusha-Alpecin. "There isn't only me and him, there are 200 riders and all of them have possibilities."
Photo of Fernando Gaviria (cropped) © BrakeThrough Media





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