Remco Evenepoel won stage 18 of the Vuelta a España disputed between Trujillo and Alto del Piornal, of 192 kilometers and continues to lead, Miguel Angel Lopez rose to fourth place in the general classification.
The day was carried out with an attacking mentality, since the high end determined it. There was a battle from the beginning and the escape was not long in coming.
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A batch of 41 cyclists went to the front, among them, Sergio Higuita and Richard Carapazwho were accompanied by Robert Gesink, Sam Oomen, Mike Teunissen, Nans Peters, Nicholas Prodhomme, Vincenzo Nibali, Gino Mader, Jasha Sütterlin, Edoardo Zambanini, Matteo Fabbro, Boy van Poppel, Davide Villella, Hugh Carthy, Merhawi Kudus, Mark Padun , Julius Van Den Berg, Thibaut Pinot, Rudy Molard, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jan Bakelants, Omer Goldstein, Nelson Oliveira, Carlos Verona, Fausto Masnada, Lawson Craddock, Dario Cataldo, Marc Soler, Ivo Oliveira, Xandro Meurisse, Jetse Ball, Jose Manuel Diaz Gallego, Dani Navarro, Raul Garcia Pierna, Mikel Iturria, Gotzon Martin, Elie Gesbert, Dan McLay, Lukaz Owsian, Clement Russo, who got to have more than nine minutes.
A fall occurred in the group almost at the start and the most affected were Jay Vine, leader of the mountain, who had to retire, and Carlos Rodríguez, who is fourth overall, who was badly beaten.
The fight for the podium between the cyclists forced UAE Emirates move your chips. They sent Macnulty and Soler to the front, who were the bridge for the attack by João Almeida.
The Portuguese started in seventh place overall, just 1 minute 33 seconds behind Colombian López, so there were problems in the main batch.
Astana went to the front, against Almeida’s attack, who took a minute and put the boyacense in trouble, sixth overall.
38 km from the finish line, six left at the top: Carapaz, Carthty, Higuita, Pinot, Gesink y Elie Gesbert. López quickened his pace in the main group and selected him. Rodríguez tried to stay, but he didn’t look good.
The attacks started
The difference between Almeida and the Remco and López group decreased. With 15 km to go it was 40 seconds.
Gesbert was in the lead at that point in the day and was being chased by Higuita, Carapaz and Carthty. Pointers had 1.04 over Almeida and 1 min 46 s over the leader’s group.
9 km from the finish, Enrique Mas launched the attack, Remco was hit. Later it was López who tried.
Remco Evenepoel He left with 8 km to go. Rigoberto Uran went with him. But they reacted from behind. The Belgian went in search of sentencing the Vuelta.
López stayed with Juan Ayuso and Rodríguez. They were close to the leader’s group.
Robert Gesink is the pointer, the runner of the Jumbo Visma stung in the tip. 39 s to the Remco lot and 58 s to the Lopez lot.
The boyacense platoon entered the Evenepoel group and the waters calmed down. López left 4 km away, but they closed it. And Rodríguez stayed, the hard blow hurt him.
This Friday, Talavera of the Queen and Talavera of the Queen, stage of 138 km, on flat terrain.