[su_quote cite=Andrea Vendrame]
Andrea Vendrame "I am happy".
"When Nairo Quintana attacked, I followed him with rider of Intermarché Wanty Gobert Matériaux, Biniam Grmaye. The three of us worked together. I am happy with this second place, the team worked very well. We're now looking ahead to tomorrow."[/su_quote]
After the 19th stage of La Vuelta a Espana, Geoffrey Bouchard is 15th in the general classification. Clément Champoussin is 17th. Clément Venturini finished 18th, Damien Touzé was in the breakaway. "It was important to put riders at the front. It was very fast all day. The breakaway had to work hard and the best riders resisted the return of the peloton. We knew it was coming, but there was a bit of a gap at the end. This shows once again that it is possible to win a stage by taking the breakaway," said Didier Jannel, sports director of the AG2R CITROËN team.
Oliver Naesen 10th of the 5th stage.
Oliver Naesen finishes 10th of the 5th stage of the Benelux Tour.
"The goal was not to lose time. Even if I'm not in the top time, I know that everything is possible on the last day for the overall. As I was well, I wanted to make a nice sprint. There was a small break at 500 meters from the finish, which forced me to launch from far. I had strength so it's good. Tomorrow's stage scares me a little bit, we'll see how it goes. The one on Sunday gives me a lot of desire," said Olivier Naesen. He is 19th in the overall classification, 1'02'' behind the leader, Stefan Küng.