"I started with the right spirit - said Michele Scarponi brilliant sixth on top of the Lagos de Covadonga - and I rode defensively succeeding however to arrive with Froome and Valverde and not far from Quintana".
"We arrived in mid Vuelta - he added - and my ninth place in GC satisfies me fully. Going forward”.
"Today Michele went really strong - commented sport director Alexandr Shefer - and what surprises me that his condition in improving day by day."
The tenth stage of the Vuelta in 2016 was won by Colombian Nairo Quintana who has thus consolidated his first place in the overall standings.
Tomorrow first rest day. The Spanish race resumes with a stage suitable for finisseurs with the final climb to Pena Cabarga nearly 6 km with an average gradient of 9.8%.