Fernando Gaviria: I don’t want to risk my teammates

Fernando Gaviria: I don’t want to risk my teammates
Fernando Gaviria: I don’t want to risk my teammates

Fernando Gaviria tried again, But this time it was Jasper Philipsen who took the stage win, after a sprint in which the Colombian without a lead-out did his best, but he is still struggling to find a better position in the final metres. For the Movistar rider there are still a few stages left to seek victory and Understanding the role of his teammates, he prefers to avoid risking them despite the support they have given him..

The Colombian has already finished second, third and fifth in the sprint stages. He has come very close to first place, but this is not something that worries him, as he feels satisfied with what he has been doing in the race led by Tadej Pogacar. “If it doesn’t happen, I’ll try in other races. I shouldn’t be underestimating myself because I feel like I’m having a good Tour so far,” he said after finishing the day.

Gaviria said that everything is going according to the team’s plan at the Tour. He acknowledged that there are still chances of victory, but that he does not want to expose his teammates, who like Enric Mas are in the fight for the overall. He thanked them for all the help they could give him, but reiterated that he did not want to put them at risk.

“There are still many options, I am calm because the team and I had planned it this way since the beginning of the year. There is nothing to complain about, we knew from the beginning that I would be alone in the sprints, I know it is difficult but I am giving my best. The team too, they support me as much as they can, I think asking more of them is putting one of my teammates at risk and I don’t want to do that,” he stated.

Movistar Team satisfied with Fernando Gaviria

“I hope I have a bit more legs, in the end I need a little more to win, but we will keep trying,” Gaviria said with a bit of resignation, but the Spanish team highlighted it. “The Colombian from Movistar Team, once again among the best sprinters in the world”.

In addition, Vicente García, sports director of Movistar, said in ESPN what, Fernando “has been very good, he has been lacking a bit, but we will continue. He is much better than in the Giro, It needs a little more and we hope that in the next few days we can get the pedal stroke right.”

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