Valjavec: "Second place is like a win"

With his second place in the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 28 year old Tadej Valjavec (Phonak) celebrated the biggest success of his career to date. With it the Slovenian's Giro, which up until now has been disappointing, has been saved.

After finishing ninth overall last year, Tadej Valjavec envisaged finishing in the top six. He geared his entire training towards this tour, but until last Friday, saw no results. Now Valjavec has progressed up the leader board with his fifth place on Saturday and his second place on Sunday. It won't be enough for a top 10 GC place, but Valjavec is still happy with his result thanks to his efforts in the two stages: "I can now take a relaxed approach into the final week," he said.

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