European tijdritkampioen Victor Campenaerts failed to achieve seven seconds of the victory and the red leader’s jersey in the openingstijdrit of the Vuelta in Malaga. In a video message from Lotto Soudal looked he back on the match.
Campenaerts made a fair analysis of the chronoproef: “I came for the victory, I threw on the red sweater. So it is a disappointment to third. But actually it is third, not bad. I’ve got seven seconds behind Dennis: he was clearly the best today,” said Campenaerts.
Just like in the Giro was the time-trial specialist then of Lotto Soudal so close to a stage win in a grand tour. “I hope that in the future time trials can win in the WorldTour. The gap is not that big anymore. The sixteenth stage in the Vuelta is once again a time trial. Let us see what happens then.”
Still focuses Campenaerts not only on the time trials. “There are still some interesting stages coming up. Here We have an attractive team who are attractive can rates. I hope that the following rides have a nice attack can do.”