Vuelta a España - Steven Kruijswijk: So far all is going really well
Sep 11 2018 09:13 pm CET

Vuelta a España - Steven Kruijswijk: So far all is going really well
Vuelta a España - Steven Kruijswijk: So far all is going really well
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Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) showed one of the most impressive performances of the second individual time trial that allowed him to climb to the third position of the General Classification of the Vuelta a España.

The rider completed the 32-kilometre course of the 16th stage of the race in 38 minutes and 48 seconds, not only setting the fourth best time of the day but winning back enough time to climb to the third position of the overall classification. "This is very beautiful," said the Dutchman. "I had a very good day and I wanted to deliver a good time trial. I knew that on a good day, I could finish in the top ten, but to finish fourth, that is very good and above expectations.

"The course suited me, but you never know what the competition will do. I started really well, maybe a little too fast, and I was able to ride a steady time trial well. If you finish within a minute from Dennis, you have done very well. In the end, the differences are still quite big."

Four crucial stages await the rider to defend or even climb more in the GC, but he doesn't get too enthusiastic about it yet. "We are going to take it day by day. We will all give our maximum and then we'll see where we end up on Sunday. So far all is going really well."




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