Miguel Angel Lopez finished second in the 14th stage of the Vuelta after attacking from the group of favorites in the last kilometer.
After today’s stage, Astana has two riders in the top 10. Fabio Aru is 6th at 3:09 and Miguel Angel Lopez is 10th at 3:48.
“I have to thank my team because everyone did a great job”, said Miguel Angel Lopez after the stage. “The last climb was long and difficult but, just for a few seconds, we missed to catch the breakaway… otherwise it could have been my second victory in this Vuelta.”
“Let’s continue to interpret this race step by step , stage by stage and we will see in Madrid what we have been able to do… from my side, I have good legs and I can say, even as a consequence of all the troubles and injuries I had earlier this year, I’m probably one of the most ‘athletically rested’ guy among the GC contenders.”