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Saiz: "An extraordinary victory"

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Cycling News
Published:
September 12, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 21, 2009, 0:10 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 12, 2005

Not surprisingly, Liberty Seguros-Würth team manager was a happy man by the end of the fifteenth...

"Now asks for conservative tactics"

Not surprisingly, Liberty Seguros-Würth team manager was a happy man by the end of the fifteenth stage of the Vuelta a España, pronouncing the achievement as "a team's extraordinary victory".

"We knew that we have some opportunities in the Vuelta and we looked for it day by day. Today it went well maybe because of the [element of] surprise, because they [the other teams] thought we will attack only in Pajares. Roberto attacked four times on the climb to Colladiella and in the descent he gave it continuity," he said.

Saiz continued by saying that the most important thing is to feel proud of his riders, adding that the Vuelta is still not over, even though a big step forward took place. "Tomorrow it can be different; it is necessary to have patience, anything can still happen," he said.

"We have done two extraordinary weeks, but there still remains the third one. Roberto has been super every day, but he was opposite an extraordinary rider [Menchov]. Today we have been lucky; I was surprised that Menchov was failing, but the Vuelta is a lot of everything; Menchov had done a extraordinary Vuelta till now and is going to continue doing it. Now asks for conservative tactics, to fight and nothing more, but I do not want to think about anything, for we have a rest day tomorrow. Now I only want to enjoy the victory with my riders."

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