Kelderman: I can be with the best, but I don't know if I can take time back

Wilco Kelderman gets ready for the start of stage 7 at the 2018 Vuelta

Wilco Kelderman ( Team Sunweb ) says he's feeling strong, but it's going to be difficult for him to make up for lost time when the Vuelta a Espana hits the high mountains again this weekend. Kelderman had been sitting in sixth overall in the early part of the race when he lost a hatful of time on stage 6 due to a mechanical problem caused when several riders crashed on a tight bend inside the final 20 kilometres. Though he was able to claw back few seconds on Sunday's Covatilla stage, he is still in 14th at 1:50 back and says that it's going to be difficult to bridge that gap. "I don't know. All the favourites are good so it's not so easy to gain some time back but we will see. I feel good and for sure I can be with the best, but I don't know ...

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