Well, what the hell happened there?
Sitting comfortably 3rd at Vuelta on the last road stage of a GT.
He missed the move with 30km (marking Bernal??) and then after trying a bit to get back on he simply quit. Astonishing.
Really quite amazing on giving up a surefire high GT position with so little of the race to go.
There seems to be two schools of thought:
- He cracked the sads after realizing he lost his podium spot and folded up shop
- His father in law claims the Movistar DS told him not to chase to protect Mas’ position. And MAL quit in disgust.