Clasica Jaen, Connor Swift 5th, Warren Barguil 7th
The first edition of the Clasica Jaen, which was ridden on roads, along olive groves and cobbled sections, saw Connor Switf and Warren Barguil sign a top 5 and 7.
On the line
“I like this kind of race that doesn’t use big city roads but instead goes to small roads, passes through small towns giving them the look of a classic. The race was hard, I was at one moment in a group that came back on Lutsenko, then he went back alone in front. He was really strong today. I am satisfied with my feeling, with my legs at this time of the season. It’s good in view of the races to come. The team did a good job to place me, Matîs and Warren at the crucial points so chapeau to the team”.
“We rode a good team race again today. At one point I had a mechanical problem and the service car helped me, after I attack but the breakaway move just after. I told Connor to go. Simon and I stayed in the second group. Matîs and Connor were in front. At the foot of the last climb Matis made a very big effort on the descent and at the foot of the last climb. I took second place in the sprint. We have a good team race, and that’s what we have to emphasize with a good collective result”.