Statements by Amaro Antunes (W52-FC Porto), second place in the third stage and in the individual overall for Vulta and Portugal.
About the stage: “Above all, I feel good. I left everything I had to leave on the road. I also made it clear what I would be next, fighting for victory in Volta Portugal, me and my team.”
The third step: “It was a bad day and today, when we got off the bus, the goal was to really race for FC Porto. To race with the will to win and honor our sponsors and our team and I think today we took a good step for the overall standings. The time we spent in general was something that made us a little anxious. , because Gustavo [Veloso] it’s the [Alejandre] Book a minute and we were able to reduce that.”
distance: “Maybe, in the end, there was a facilitation or an error in communications, because it was pointed out that I had two minutes and when I entered [na meta]The time has decreased significantly. But of course, being five seconds away is very different from being one minute away and the ride is very long. We still have six very difficult stages ahead, and like today, the team will do everything they can to win this round.”
the term: “When I started, I started with a clear intention of reducing spaces. There was a moment or two when I told you [a Figueiredo] Passing by, he said he had no order, and she complied. These are ethnic situations, these are tactical decisions, it is up to us to accept them.”