My toughest day: André Greipel (video)

André Greipel tells us about a gruelling day at the 2007 Vuelta a España
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André Greipel is now one of the best sprinters in the WorldTour, even if his performance at the recent Tour de France was below his own usual high standard.

The German has won a stage in every Grand Tour he’s entered since 2008, but before that impressive record started he didn’t cope quite so well at the 2007 Vuelta a España.

In this video Greipel tells us about how he and a teammate were off the back very early into a stage to Andorra, which he says was pretty much up and down all day.

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With a race commissaire nearby for the duration of the stage there was no chance of a sticky bottle or a magic spanner, so the pair had to fight for survival.

Thankfully they made it home only about two minutes after the gruppetto and were within the time cut. The following day was a very welcome and much needed rest day.

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