Vuelta Ciclista a España (4th stage) - Hugo Hofstetter 14th in Tarragona
Top 15 for Hugo Hofstetter in this first mass finish of the Tour of Spain.
On the line
“The sprint was very hard fought. Kévin told me he was well replaced after the changeover with two and a half kilometres to go. It’s a shame that on the crossing of the big roundabout, I hit the skids and dropped back to around twentieth place. The finish was on an upward slope, so I went back up at the five hundred metre mark, but a rider fell off and I had to apply the brakes again to avoid a crash. There was already a break in front of me, so I kept sprinting. But I knew I could only catch the last place in the group ahead of me. It was the first sprint of this Vuelta Cyclista a España and there will be other opportunities to come”.