"Long stage - said Alessandro Vanotti - with a very fast finish. In the peloton the fatigue began to be felt but we are ready for the final challenge. "
"We know the roads of tomorrow's time trial - he added - because in winter we train in this area. Luis Leon Sanchez is very motivated, while Michele Scarponi has the experience for a great race against time ".
At the finish line on the port of Gandia the Danish Magnus Cort Nielsen won the mass sprint, no change in GC who always sees the command of the Colombian Nairo Quintana.
Tomorrow, as mentioned, the first of the two stages that will decide this Vuelta 2016. The time trial from Xàbia to Calp of 37 km has an undulating course that will offer a battleground to specialists and to the general classification leaders.