Wednesday, October 4, 2023

VUELTA’23 Level 14: The Go back of Remco!


Level File: After Remco Evenepoel’s cave in on Friday, the Belgian champion romped away on Level 14 to take the degree victory via 8 mins shape the Sepp Kuss team. He additionally took the KOM jersey. The GC males had been gazing each and every different and completed in combination – No exchange at the general placings.

The overall Ok of degree 14

Remco Evenepoel confirmed that he used to be now not completed with this Vuelta a España on Saturday via successful a difficult degree, the day after his cave in at the Col d’Aubisque. Within the Pyrenees, the Belgian used to be on the entrance of the race nearly all the day with Romain Bardet, end 2nd in Larra-Belagua. The favourites stayed most commonly in combination after UAE Staff Emirates and Bahrain Victorious put force at the GC team. Sepp Kuss stays general chief.

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Remco Evenepoel takes degree 14

Race director, Fernando Escartín: “Following the fatigue of the Tourmalet, the riders should face an overly difficult mountain degree with an remarkable finale together with two particular class climbs. This can be a beneficial day for an get away. As within the earlier degree, it’s now not lengthy when it comes to kilometres, however the velocity blended with fatigue may make this an overly tricky day.”

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Level 14 profile

The degree 14 used to be regarded as simply as tricky because the Tourmalet degree on Friday. The peloton needed to take on two large HC climbs, with the end at the Puerto de Belagua (9.4km at 6.3%).

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Remco Evenepoel gave the look of he had recovered for no matter his downside used to be on degree 13

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The whole chief, Sepp Kuss, firstly

From the beginning in Sauveterre-de-Béarn, France, the primary 50 kilometres had been flat to the foot of the Col Hourcère (11.6km at 8.3%). from the gun there used to be a large combat to get into the early ‘damage of the day’.

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The beginning used to be in France and the end in Spain

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The Burgos-BH lovers had been on the Kilometre 0 for native rider Cyril Barthe

Thomas De Gendt used to be the primary to check out and plenty of extra would observe. Remco Evenepoel used to be certainly one of them. After dropping numerous time and his best ten GC position on Friday, the Belgian champion mentioned ahead of the beginning that he would assault the remainder of the Vuelta. He used his energy within the first hours of the degree to head with the entire strikes to verify he used to be within the early damage.

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The flare smoke used to be nonetheless there for the riders

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Remco Evenepoel sought after to be within the damage nowadays and attacked from the beginning

The Soudal Fast-Step chief would succeeded in his challenge. After 30 kilometres a big team broke away together with Evenepoel, Romain Bardet, Simone Petilli, Finn Fisher-Black, Stefan Bissegger, Lennert Van Eetvelt, Lennard Kämna, Michael Storer and Damiano Caruso.

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Evenepoel used to be in each and every transfer

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The golf green jersey, Kaden Groves used to be within the early damage for some time

At the Col Hourcère, the peloton allow them to move and eased off the chase, this allowed the distance to extend to about 5 mins. It turned into glaring {that a} rider within the damage of the day would have a great opportunity of successful the degree.

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The early damage used to be too large to prevail

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Mattia Cattaneo controlled to move to Evenepoel to assist

Within the descent of the Cat-HC climb of the Hourcère, Bardet and Evenepoel attacked in combination. The Frenchman and the Belgian labored smartly in combination and the others of the get away had been quickly at smartly over a minute at the back of. At the Puerto de Larrau (15.1km at 7.8%), Evenepoel and Bardet distanced Storer, Van Eetvelt and Jonathan Castroviejo, the rest of the damage. The duo of Bardet and Evenepoel would combat for the degree victory within the ultimate 50 kilometres.

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Evenepoel and Bardet had been long past at the descent of the Hourcère

Evenepoel broke away with Bardet and took the lead within the KOM festival

Evenepoel jumped clear of Bardet at the Puerto de Belagua. Someday after his cave in, the Belgian champion hit again with a storming solo experience for the degree victory. Evenepoel additionally took the polka dot jersey with a at ease lead.

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Evenepoel used to be on a challenge

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Evenepoel did lots of the paintings, however Bardet couldn’t assist a lot

In the back of within the GC favourites team, it used to be transparent that UAE Staff Emirates used to be now not going to offer in to the dominance of Jumbo-Visma. At the Puerto de Larrau the crew went at the offensive, however the 3 leaders of Jumbo-Visma had been greater than in a position to react.

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UAE put force on within the peloton

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Wout Poels introduced the GC favourites team to the end in combination

The favourites remained in combination at the ultimate climb with Bahrain Victorious in keep an eye on. David de los angeles Cruz attacked within the ultimate kilometres, however he posed no danger to the Jumbo-Visma main trio.

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Remco Evenepoel again with a win

Level winner, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Fast-Step): “The day prior to this used to be a in point of fact tough day, and in addition the night. I couldn’t sleep an excessive amount of, I had an overly dangerous evening, with numerous destructive ideas in my head. These days I awoke and I instructed myself: ‘simply opt for it, take advantage of it’. I did a recon of this degree as it used to be crucial degree for the GC. I knew completely knew how the climbs had been, how arduous they had been, as it used to be a in point of fact tricky degree. It’s simply tremendous great to take a 2nd degree win. The primary hour of racing used to be complete fuel. I used to be feeling beautiful just right, at all times within the combine. I stopped up by myself within the entrance team however then Mattia Cattaneo joined us and he set a powerful tempo at the first climb. Juanpe Lopez attacked, I countered and we had been within the entrance with handiest Romain [Bardet]. The space were given larger at the descent and we labored in point of fact smartly in combination. I mentioned I used to be gonna do the tempo at the climbs so long as he used to be gonna collaborate with me at the flat. I will be able to be very proud with this solution after the day past. The mountain jersey and a few degree wins, I believe that’s some great objectives against Madrid.”

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Any other day nearer to Madrid in purple for Sepp Kuss

Total chief and eighth at the degree, Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma): “[What Remco Evenepoel did] is in point of fact spectacular. It’s a pleasant strategy to jump again after the day past and I’m satisfied for him that he may get a win after the day past possibly being a disappointing day. Hats off to him. We knew he could be motivated to assault however we weren’t in particular frightened in regards to the breakaway nowadays, we simply had to concentrate on staying in combination as a result of we knew the second one climb, Larrau, could be tough if riders normally attacked there, however we saved it beneath keep an eye on and all of it stayed in combination to the end. We knew that it used to be probably the most higher probabilities [for rivals] to check out one thing, particularly with how arduous the primary two climbs had been, so shut in combination. [UAE Team Emirates] did a in point of fact spectacular degree however all 3 people had been there and guys like Attila [Valter] and Robert [Gesink] got here again so we had been at all times in a just right position as a crew.”

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The top of a difficult day within the Pyrenees

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Vuelta a España Level 14 End result:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 4:13:38
2. Romain Bardet (Fra) dsm-firmenich at 1:12
3. Lennert Van Eetvelt (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 6:33
4. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:35
5. Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ at 7:24
6. David de los angeles Cruz (Spa) Astana Qazaqstan at 8:21
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 8:22
8. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
9. Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
10. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates.

Vuelta a España Total After Level 14:
1. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma in 51:04:54
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:37
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 1:44
4. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 2:37
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar Staff at 3:06
6. Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 3:10
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 4:12
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 5:02
9. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe at 5:30
10. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 8:39

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