One number at a time
Carlos Barredo is part of the Liberty Seguros-Würth team that shared the spotlight alongside the Ag2R juggernaut at this year's Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, with the young Spaniard taking a win on stage 3 and featuring in the action all week. Cyclingnews' Hernan Alvarez spoke with Barredo about the heat in Australia, his desire to be a classics rider and a collection very close to his heart.
Liberty Seguros-Würth's Carlos Barredo soloed into Yankalilla on stage 3 of this year's Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under to take his second victory as a professional, his first one coming in stage 3 of the Vuelta a Asturias in 2004. Hailing from Oviedo and living in the seaside city of Gijon, Barredo had the conditioning to tolerate the tremendous heat very well during Australia's premier stage race, and he needed it during his brave effort on January 20. With the Tour of Flanders as his greatest dream and hopes of playing a big role in the Belgian races some day, Barredo is a rider to look out for.
Cyclingnews: How was that victory in Yankalilla?
Carlos Barredo: Well...it was a victory I searched for last year; there were many "shots hitting the crossbar", as I used to say, and I was really eager to win. It's my second win as a professional. It's a very nice win because the atmosphere at the Tour Down Under, especially in the stage finishes, is beautiful. There were many people - a great atmosphere.
Click here for the full interview