Back-to-Back climbing days taking their toll in Rwanda

23 February 2022

David Lozano:

“You could see that was a lot of guys out there with tired legs after yesterday, there was a little change in the tempo. It’s pretty much back-to-back hard stages here, but I think that we worked together well today, and we are all fighting for each other so that we make it through even when we are suffering.”

“Everyone’s doing their job and seeing so many people out on the roads cheering us on definitely gives us the extra push we need to dig a little deeper. I felt better than yesterday and didn’t have so many issues with cramps, but I can feel that it’s my first race of the season and my body is adapting slowly to the altitude but each day it’s getting better.”

Sport director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“Another hilly test for the guys today with a lot of heavy climbing coming in only 125km and it was a fight for a lot of the bunch. As David said you could see that there were guys who were paying for the efforts of yesterday.”

“David is improving with each stage and that’s good to see because it’s what you expect from his first race the season, especially such a hilly one. He was just off the lead group at the finish and Peter’s strong ride yesterday it was nice that we had David trying to move up a little today.”

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