Hungarian athlete Attila Valter finished third in the Spanish Gran Camino road cycling race on Saturday with a great performance, and fourth overall.
The Hungarian cyclist from Jumbo-Visma fought hard on the final climb to beat his team mate, Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard, who eventually won the stage and was leading the overall classification.
Vingegaard won the 127-kilometer stage between Esgos and Rubia in 3:19:58, with Attila Valter coming in third, just 35 seconds behind. Overall, Jonas Vingegaard leads with a 7:53:08 time, with the Hungarian 1:29 minutes behind in fourth place.
After the race, Attila Valter gave an interview to Mihály Rizmayer, a reporter of Sportrádió, in which he said that he thought the race went incredibly well and that he had a great time. He added that he was able to settle in well in his first race with his new team and that he was happy to help the team to achieve a good result. “I was not here to improve my own results, I was here to help Jonas Vingegaard, but I still managed to get a pretty good result,” said Valter.
The Hungarian cyclist has recently changed teams and joined Jumbo-Visma, having competed for Groupama-FDJ before. Valter won the Tour de Hongrie in 2020, becoming the first Hungarian winner of the race in 15 years. In the fourth stage of the 2021 Giro d’Italia, he finished sixth and took the lead in the under-25 race, qualifying to wear the white jersey as the leader of the respective rankings.
Featured photo via Facebook/Attila Valter