[KMC Riders] 2015 Vuelta a Espana #16: Omar Fraile retains the lead in the KOM classification
Updated : 2015-09-08
(Quote from CJR Team Official Website)
Great performance by Omar Fraile (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) who managed to improve his lead in the King of the Mountain classification. Omar was present in the day’s escape that took place early in the stage and was able to earn points during the climbs. The escape went, yet again, all the way to the finish-line with Fraile who finished in 6th place.
Omar Fraile had this to say following the stage: “I had a very bad day, it was tough, I had a cold and I think I even had a bit of fever, my legs were sore, luckily I was able to carry on and managed to make it into the escape and earn more points, but it was tough. I scored points, but I feel really bad for the team, it was a stage were we might have had a chance to win, but my legs just weren’t responding anymore. In the end I finished 6th, which isn’t bad. We’ve taken an important step regarding the jersey, we’ll have to really be on our game in stage 18, but we would have to be in the escape three days in a row and with our current fatigue it seems really difficult, so we have to make sure not to let our guard down. Now we have a rest day and then a time-trial, I’m going to need two more or less relaxed days just to try to recover so I can finish the Vuelta in the best possible way”.
(Photo: Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)