Very close second on Vuelta stage 8

Yet another hard and hot La Vuelta stage where the entire team worked very well. We managed to keep a small break, the guys then pulled hard to bring it back and I was in a good spot for the sprint. I gave my all in the hard, final meters but it wasn’t enough to win. Still, I feel my form is improving each and every day. I would have liked to double BORA-hansgrohe‘s victories today and I congratulate Pascal Ackermann for his win in Brussels. (Photos Luca Bettini).

Ďalšia náročná a horúca etapa na Vuelte, kde sme naozaj šli celkom dobre a chalani celý čas pracovali na tom aby sme stiahli únik. Nakoniec sa nám to podarilo a bol som v celkom dobrej špurtérskej pozícii. V závere som robil všetko čo sa dalo aby som vyhral, ale nestačilo to. Stále však cítim, že moja forma sa zlepšuje. Chcel som double pre náš tím BORA-hansgrohe, ale nevyšlo to. Gratulujem však Pascalovi k jeho víťazstvu v Bruseli.

Vuelta Espana 2018 – 73th Edition – 8th stage Linares – Almaden 195,1 km – 01/09/2018 – Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) – Alejandro Valverde (ESP – Movistar) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2018
Vuelta Espana 2018 – 73th Edition – 8th stage Linares – Almaden 195,1 km – 01/09/2018 – Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) – Alejandro Valverde (ESP – Movistar) – Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA – Trek – Segafredo) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2018
Vuelta Espana 2018 – 73th Edition – 8th stage Linares – Almaden 195,1 km – 01/09/2018 – Peter Sagan (SVK – Bora – Hansgrohe) – Alejandro Valverde (ESP – Movistar) – photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2018