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 ( 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.