"A good start - said Miguel Angel Lopez at the end of the team time trial- pity about the mechanical problem, but I realized that my condition is good."
"The course was fast - even the young Colombian talent - and the whole team is very strong. We are a good group.”
"The small mechanical accident - commented sport director Alexander Shefer - made us lose almost 30 seconds, but I'm pleased with the performance of the boys. A good sign for the future "
The time trial that opened the 2016 Vuelta was won English Team Sky and Peter Kennaugh is the first leader of the Spanish race.
Tomorrow the second stage from Ourense capital termal to Baiona of 160 km. The course runs to the Ocean with only one difficulty a 3rd category climb halfway to the finish lane. A likely stage for sprinters.