Three days before finishing the match in Madrid, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) further confirmed his leading position on the Spanish Tour. On Friday, in the 16th stage, the Slovenian played his cards brilliantly in the 162-kilometer final between Salamanca and Rodrigo City, finishing second, which earned him a 6-second bonus. .
Montreal player James Piccoli (Israel’s starting country), ranked 142nd today, second from the bottom. In the last group, about 30 athletes completed the game, and they were nearly 18 minutes late. He is ranked 124th in the overall ranking (+3 hours, 30 minutes and 2 seconds). Its leader Dan Martin (+1 minute 48 seconds) maintains the fourth place.
In the first descent of the two passes in a day, the large moving coil was activated and returned to the separation zone with five riders. The gap for nearly four minutes began to melt and fell below the two-minute mark of the next level. Ineos-Grenadiers Movistar took over the work before the descent began.
The last two survivors of the breakup, Robert Stannard (Robert Stannard) (Mitchelton-Scott) and Remy Cavania (Deminink-Quick Pace) suffered the same fate. Stannard will give up the 17 km distance, but the Cabaña will be more combative and will extend the gap to about 20 seconds in a time trial. He is the French champion of the discipline.
The winner of the 19th stage of the 2019 Vuelta race will eventually be 2km from the finish line. His compatriot Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ) was the first to attack 500 meters, but it was Magnus Cort, former world champion Rui Costa. (UAE-Team Emirates) came to the fore and signed his team’s third victory since the start of the round.
Hugo Houle’s former teammate in Astana, Cort, was quickly embraced by teammate Michael Wood, who also raised in the seventh stage Arm.
The penultimate stage of the Spanish Tour will take place between Sequeros and Alto de La Covatilla on Saturday. The 178-kilometer mountain route is difficult.
Also in Spain, in the La Vuelta Women’s Ceratizit Challenge, Emily Fording (Bizkaia-Durango, +4 seconds) ranked 40th. He completed Toledo and Egypt. The main section of the first 82-kilometer-long stage between Scarona.
Another registered Quebecer, Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Massi-Tactic) finished the game in 72nd place, only less than 6 minutes behind the champion Dutch woman Lorena Wiebes (Sunweb).
The second of the three stages of the race will be a 9km individual time trial, which will be held in Boadilla del Monte on Saturday.