Gruber Gallery: Vuelta a España Stage 21

    We aimed for the Vuelta a España overall podium. We leave Madrid with two stages win (Woods, Clarke), seventh overall (Uran) and an undeniable sense of pride and satisfaction not only in what EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale accomplished but how we accomplished it.

    “Every day we tried to make the race,” said sport director Juanma Garate. “Every day the team was on the front, following the plan. We finished with all eight riders, and many of them were stronger than when we started. We are so proud.

    “These three weeks were a team effort, the whole team, including the staff,” Garate added. “Everyone was involved in the race in some way. Every day we all won together or we all lost together.”