Mas says he'll 'sleep better tonight' after slipping off Vuelta a Espana podium

Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) refused to take questions from the crowds of Spanish media who were eager to hear from the nation’s next great hope about his fall from the podium positions on the penultimate mountain stage of the Vuelta a España. When he did finally talk, fulfilling his duties in the media mixed zone as the race’s best young rider, he had managed to see some positives.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.