"I'm at the level of the best - said Michele Scarponi at the finish line of the Alto del Naranco - tomorrow I will try to defend myself and then give everything in the last week”.
"I know both the climbs tomorrow and I'll give my best to stay with the overall contenders, but the condition is growing and point to enter the final Top Ten"
The tenth stage of the Vuelta 2016, in fact, presents the expected arrival at the Lagos de Covadonga, one of Spain's most difficult climb with its 12 kilometers with an average gradient of 7.2%. It is not the only one challenging climb of the day as it is preceded by the High of the Mirador del Fito, more than 6 km with a maximum gradient of 11:50%
The eighth stage was won by Spaniard David De la Cruz Spanish that with this victory is the new race leader. Good performance for Luis Leon Sanchez who took fourth place after a very brave race.
"Luis Leon was good - said sport director Stefano Zanini - he planned to do the race, has entered the right breakaway and shame that has pulled up in the final”.