Kristian Sbaragli sits down at his bedside lamp to talk us through his 10th place sprint finish on Stage 5 of the Vuelta. The young Italian shares what it is like to be sprinting with some of the best sprinters in the world at a grand tour and also talks a bit about the life of a cyclist at a grand tour..
The 8th stage of the Vuelta a Espana saw the wind wreak havoc on the peloton as the race split into pieces over the final 30km’s. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) would come out on top after winning the sprint from a select group. Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) was 2nd and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) 3rd. The ever improving Kristian Sbaragli sprinted his way to 7th place for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. The longest stage of this year’s Vuelta a Espana always looked, on paper, to be a true sprinters stage. The beginning of the stage certainly played out that way. A doomed 2 rider break went clear.