“We obtained the result we were expecting about – said the Team Sport Manager Dmitriy Fofonov after the stage – we knew there were some teams with athletes more specialists for the TT then ours, but we knew also we could have done a good TTT, avoiding to force too much in the first hilly part of the stage and then push all together on the pedals in the second part…”.
“Yes, 2 minutes from the Movistar Team is not a joke but everyone knows that we are not the favourites here and I’m sure that day by day we can build a very good performance in the GC with our captain, Jakob Fuglsang, and, in case, take some occasions for the single stage result with Cataldo for example or Hansen who is in good shape” explained Fofonov.
Today TTT at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya presented more than 40 km hilly and quite difficult to be interpreted. The Astana Pro Team guys concluded the stage in 8th position at 2 minutes and 5 seconds from the winner team, the Spanish Movistar Team.
Tomorrow, third stage of this Volta Catalunya with the first uphill final from Matarò to La Molina (Alp) that will give the opportunity to the best climbers to eventually regain some seconds lost in today TTT.