Australian Jai Vine (Alpecin Deceuninck) prevailed in the eighth phase Back to Spain A dispute arose between Bola de Laviana and Colao Fanguaia, 153.4 km. Miguel Angel Lopez and Sergio Higuda They rose through the ranks.
Having triumphed on Pico Jano last Thursday, Vine once again proved himself with a solo victory on the unprecedented summit. FanguiaHe crossed in 4 hours 05 minutes 26 seconds, at an average speed of 37.5 km/h.
A double for the “Aussie” cyclist, a revelation in the Vuelta that led the Spaniards by 43 seconds Mark Soler (UAE) and in 1.20 minutes to team leader Remco Evenepoel, he crossed the line. Enrique Mor (Movistar) and Slovenian primoz roglic (Zambovisma).
Evenepoel still commands the general classification, followed by Enrique Mas at 28 seconds and Roglic at 1.01 minutes. Spanish Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos) in fourth place with 1.47. This Sunday’s ninth stage is 171.4 km between Villaviciosa and Les Prares (Nava).
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It is clear Miguel Angel Lopez and Sergio Higuda They don’t do their best laps. This first part didn’t go well as it was expected to be too much.
It’s not uncommon to see Lopez in the mountains, but the good thing is that they’ve clawed their way back a little bit and are already 14th and 14th in the general classification.
However, even if the battle for the podium is far away, both Colombians can dream of climbing higher in the general classification, as there are important and high mountain stages.
It doesn’t have to be next to Lopez and Hikuta Evenepoel, Roglic, Más, Ayuso and company and very few have nothing to attack.
They were 13 and 14 because of the speed they were setting and the oncoming cyclists not responding. Rudy Mollard and Seb Gus Only two to talk about.
This indicates that if they regain their strength, they can move up and break into the top 10. They give 2 min 20 and 2 min 22 sec with evenpole. They have mass at 2 min 38 s and 2 min 40 s. It’s not good.
Ben O’Connor He is tenth overall and 40 seconds behind Lopez, 39 seconds behind Higita. That can be done.
Boysens is the best cyclist in his classifieds, but Higita is the frontrunner Jay Hindley You have to work for it.
The Vuelta a España still has a long way to go. They will surely fail in the time trial on Tuesday, but this Sunday they can climb up because the stage ends in the mountains.
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