Thursday, September 28, 2023

The escape died and the ascent of the Bejes began on stage 16. Follow every minute

Minute by minute

10:14 am:

Ataca Vingegaard

With 3.8 kilometers to go, Jonas Vingegaard attacked. He was followed by Juan Ayuso (UAE).

10:12 am:

The ascent to the port began

The second category port of Bejes begins, with 4.8 kilometers with up to 14% inclination.

10:05 am:

The escape is complete

Thanks to the work of Jumbo-Visma, the escape ended with 10 kilometers to go.

10:04 am:

Luis León Sánchez fell

The Astana rider, who announced his retirement at the end of the year, suffered a difficult fall, but decided to continue on the road.

9:44 am:

Kaden Groves won the sprint

First through the Unquera sprint was Australian Kaden Groves (Alpecin).

9:12 am:

Escape makes a difference

Mattia Cattaneo (Soudal Quick-Ste), Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Julius van den Berg (EF Edcuation-EasyPost), Nicolas Prodhomme (AG2R Citroën), Max Poole (DSM-Firmenich) and Joel Nicolau (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) away and has a 56 second lead.

8:44 am:

Egan tried to attack

The Colombian from Ineos tried to attack 73 kilometers from the finish line, but the peloton did not allow him to leave.

8:39 am:

The escape is over

After 40 kilometers the peloton caught the head of the race.

8:20 am:

Jonathan Castroviejo wants to join the escape

The Ineos rider broke away from the peloton and wanted to join the breakaway, with a 29 second advantage.

8:01 am:

The leak was built

Andreas Kron (Lotto Dstny) and Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) lead the race with a 30-second advantage, followed by Louis Vervaeke (Soudal Quick-Step), Romain Grégoire (Groupama-FDJ), Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) , Andrea Piccolo (EF Education-EasyPost), Paul Lapeira (Ag2r Citroën), Matteo Sobrero (Team Jayco-AlUla), Romain Bardet and Max Poole (DSM-firmenich).

7:49 am:

First platoon attack

Several riders wanted to leave the peloton, including Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

7:47 am:

The stage begins!

The 16th day of the Vuelta a España has begun.


With rested legs, the cyclists of the 2023 Vuelta a España will return to their iron horses and climb into the ring to face the explosive stage 16.

The stage will close the second category pass, which is La Hermida, with a total length of five kilometers before passing the finish line.

Before this exciting closing, the runners must cross the points of Torrelavega, Suances, Santillana del Mar, Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera; plus the sprint bonus through Unquera with 10 meters of elevation.

It will be a good day for Colombia

This type of stage has two Colombian candidates for victory, especially the case of Sergio Higuita (Bora), who is an explosive, fast profile that can mark the distance against the big favorites in the short ones. section.

Another one with a good participation is Diego Camargo (EF), who has already shown signs of wanting to win, by trying to enter the first two weeks of the competition.

Higuita is currently in 33rd place overall, 1:15:05 behind leader Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) and Camargo is 84th, 2:08:38 behind.

About the day, the organization emphasized that “a day of short mileage that promises to end with a great performance. The arrival in Bejes will be very explosive. The second category climb is almost five kilometers long , but includes 14% ramps.

Is there a fight with the general?

Without Remco Evenepoel on the way to the fight for the title, Jumbo-Visma will definitely try to manage the times of the peloton and not allow the big escapes of the competitors from the top of the classification, so that the attacks happens at the end of the kilometer.

The Dutch team showed signs of power with Kuss, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic and the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, who occupied the first three places overall and who on Friday achieved a masterful stage. of the Col du Tourmalet, finishing the first three boxes.

Controlling the sun is important for this last week, because on Tuesday, September 13, the most difficult stage of the Vuelta comes, considered by many to be the queen of this 2023 edition.

It’s another short day, 124.5 kilometers, but with two first-class climbs and a long finish, climbing the dreaded Alto de L’Angliru, with a total height of 1,558 meters and considered which is a special category.

Without an option in the general classification, the Belgian Evenepoel can make a new day of attack this Monday, because like Higuita and Camargo, this short and explosive stage profile suits him as a classicomaniac.

Places called Vuelta a Colombia

Higuita and Camargo are the stars of the day for Colombia, but currently the country’s best competitor in the Iberian round is Santiago Buitrago, who is in 13th place, 10:13 behind Kuss.

For his part, Einer Rubio (Movistar) 17, Egan Bernal (Ineos) 60 and Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE) occupied box 149.

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