"I screamed because I was relieved. The legs hurt in the past few days. But to win a stage like this, it's huge for me. I was complaining that it wasn't going so well and this has been a complicated season. We struggled at the Tour de France and we came to the Vuelta to be more ambitious."
- David Gaudu
"I think that in the next two years, Gaudu will get the chance to go for general classification on a grand tour. To be in pole position for a grand tour is the last step he's got to make."
- Marc Madiot