Kruijswijk feeling the strain but ready to attack at Vuelta a Espana

Steven Kruijswijk (Team LottoNL - Jumbo)

Steven Kruijswijk ( LottoNL-Jumbo ) is one of just two riders in the Vuelta a Espana ’s top 10 that also finished in the top 10 of the Tour de France. Kruijswijk finished fifth overall at the Tour and is currently placed ninth at just 43 seconds down after a closely fought first half of the Vuelta. It is the first time that Kruijswijk has done the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same season, and the first time since 2015 he’s gone into a second consecutive Grand Tour with a top 10 already in his back pocket. The 31-year-old has been there or thereabouts in the mountain tests so far and looked in control during a frenetic ending to stage 11, though he says he occasionally feels the strain from his Tour de France efforts. “I didn’t feel really well during the stage, but I ...

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