Sprint finish on Tour of California stage 5

It was another fast stage at the Amgen Tour of California, quite hotter than the other days. The squad again worked hard to close the gap with the breakaway – they have been putting such an effort this week. In the final kilometers, my brother Juraj, Daniel Oss and Michael Kolar did a great job in keeping me safe and positioning me well in the front of the bunch. I had a good spot for the sprint and did my best but it wasn’t possible to overtake Gaviria. Rafał had a minor crash during the race but we are all happy it wasn’t anything serious. (Photos VeloImages)

Bola to ďalšia rýchla etapa na Okolo Kalifornie, o niečo horúcejšia ako v ostatné dni. Náš tím opäť tvrdo pracoval na zmazaní náskoku vedúcej skupiny – tak ako to robili po celý tento týždeň. V posledných kilometroch odviedli dobrú robotu môj brat Juraj , Daniel Oss a Michael Kolář, keď ma udržali v bezpečí a pekne v prednej časti pelotónu. Mal som dobrú špurtérsku pozíciu a robil som čo sa dalo, ale nebolo možné prekonať Gaviriu. Rafal mal počas pretekov drobnú nehodu, ale všetci sme šťastní, že to nie je nič vážne.

Amgen Tour of California 2018 – Stage 5 – Photo copyright @VeloImages
Amgen Tour of California 2018 – Stage 5 – Photo copyright @VeloImages
Amgen Tour of California 2018 – Stage 5 – Photo copyright @VeloImages