The Spanish Enric Mas (Movistar) finished with guilty feeling the Angliru stage “for not having won”, for which the Balearic cyclist apologized to “the Spanish fans and Movistar supporters.”

“I apologize to the Spanish fans, the Movistar fans and the team for not winning. The set has been exceptional and I could not have that final shot to win, “said the Mallorcan cyclist at the finish line.

Mas was the first to attack within the group of favorites 3.5 kilometers from the top of Angliru, but in the end he could not withstand the attack of the winner, the British Hugh Carthy, and entered 16 seconds in third place. In the general He kept the fifth place at 1.50 behind the leader, the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz.

I am happy with the overall image of the stage but not with the final result, because we were going out to win, both myself and the team were very motivated, I knew I was doing well and that at this short but tough stage, I could aspire to win.

Although he did not achieve his goal, the Movistar leader promised to continue fighting for a victory in the remaining week of Vuelta.

I will try to offer a joy. Tomorrow we have rest, I hope I can accumulate the maximum possible hours of sleep, although we have a long transfer to the hotel in Galicia. Tomorrow we will see the chrono and we will try to get a good analysis of the route to do our best and continue fighting for this Vuelta “.