Staune-Mittet ends successful week with overall victory in Ronde de L'Isard
Johannes Staune-Mittet has won the Ronde de L'Isard. The young Norwegian of the ...
Mike Teunissen has sprinted to fifth place in the nineteenth stage of the Vuelta a España. After a controlled day in the peloton, the pace picked up in the last kilometres and the sprinters were allowed to battle for the stage victory.
“I had to survive the two climbs, but it went remarkably well. I had a good opportunity as several sprinters had already been released. The men brought me forward well, but I was just too much in jeopardy”, Teunissen said.
The rider exited the last turn smoothly but lost his position. “In the end, I had to sprint to move forward. Then you know it’s going to be difficult. I needed some luck with positioning and it went quite well.”
"The men brought me forward well, but I was just too much in jeopardy"
Tomorrow is the last mountain stage of this grand tour. “I need to survive that as well”, Teunissen says. “Since Primoz left the race, we have been trying to make the best of it. That’s going very well. We will come up with another plan for tomorrow’s ride.”
"I had to survive, but things are improving"
For Teunissen, this Vuelta is a rollercoaster. The Dutchman rode in the red leader’s jersey in his own country but also suffered some setbacks. “I got sick and crashed. It was very tough. But things are improving and I will get through it.”