Unlucky start for George

By Shane Stokes Tour de Langkawi winner David George is currently riding his second Vuelta, having...

By Shane Stokes

Tour de Langkawi winner David George is currently riding his second Vuelta, having participated in the race before during his time with US Postal. He's glad to be riding the race with his Relax-Gam team, but as he told Cyclingnews at the stage three finish in Almendralejo, luck hasn't really been on his side thus far

"I crashed yesterday and have had four punctures, including one in the time trial. The crash happened when I slipped going around a roundabout, I lost traction. Today was very hot and long…a survival day, I guess. My legs are all right, I am taking it easy after my fall, just riding myself into it.

"I am going to take things day by day. I will see if I can get up there at some point…obviously I would like to do one or two good stages."

George said there might be some surprises, presumably referring to the fallout of the scandals earlier this summer. "Everything is changing in the sport…who knows how the race will turn out?" he said.

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