The French nationalized Russian runner of Ineos Pavel Shivakov “very happy” this Thursday at the finish line of Villarcayo and said he will fight “to keep the purple jersey in Tour of Burgos“
“I wanted to achieve the victory today too, but after the last 40 kilometers to take the lead, because nobody gave me comfort, in the end it was Tronchon who came with more energy than me in the last meters”, said Pavel Sivakov.
The French runner admitted that he found good feet on the climb to Pwhite iconStill 40 kilometers from the finish line, and that’s why he decided to jump from the group of favorites.
“I thought it could be a good opportunity to go away and open up the distance, to also win the stage,” said the Frenchman who saw “many riders struggling to climb” and that is why he decided to attack.
Looking at what lies ahead, Sivakov is already thinking about Neila Lagoonsbut also noticed the arrival of the episode this Friday, the fourth, in the Roman City of Clunia.
“It has an important slope where we have to be careful and we have to be attentive”, said the cyclist who hopes to “give everything in the two remaining stages to finish as a winner in Burgos”.
The cyclist admitted that it was “always an honor to wear the leader’s jersey in a stage race” and that it was “shameful to have been so close to victory”.
Source: La Verdad
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