Stijn Devolder is "tired, dead tired." The Discovery Channel rider who lost the Vuelta a España's leader's jersey after holding it for one day has now fallen to tenth place overall and has given up all hope of finishing on the podium.
"I don't feel my legs any more," the 28 year-old told Het Nieuwsblad after stage 10. "My legs feel bad. I have ridden too much this season." He is still planning to ride the World Championships, but that will be the end of his season.
"I am glad that today is the rest day," he noted. "I can load my batteries again."