Andrew Talansky continues to ride well at the Vuelta, putting in strong stage finishes to remain in contention and jumping into the top-ten on the time trial stage. Meanwhile Martijn Maaskant has made it into multiple breakaways.
Andorra to Barcelona:
193 km from Andorra to BCN, except for a couple kickers (one at kilometer 65 and the next at five km to go) it was all day heading down.
Martijn attacked and three more guys went with him. They had four minutes when the Argos, BMC and Katucha teamsstarted riding. They caught them at 20 km to go where all the complicated part of the stage started and at the same time Martijn had a rear flat.
At that point it was road furniture everywhere and we had Michel, Christophe and Andrew in the first group.
After the race we went in the organization buses to the airport, 1:30 flight and we were in Sanxenxo (Galicia) having dinner at 23:30. That is the normal time for having dinner during the weekend in Spain and we were glad it was the rest day.
The rest day was easy training, around two hours to help to recover two things, the legs and the mind!
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