The peloton returned to Spain with an emotional stage en route to Laguardia. Eder Sarabia, Andorra’s coach, appeared dressed as a horse, in a communal bath. The one from Murgua who finished on the podium in the most recent Giro d’Italia once again felt the public’s devotion. Numerous admirers wished for his victory in this race.
Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH), Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), James Shaw (EF Education-EasyPost), Alessandro De Marchi (Israel-Premier Tech), Jarras Drizners (Lotto Soudal), and Joan Bou (Euskaltel-Euskadi). El del Burgos was the first individual to be integrated into the unit.
As it could not have been otherwise, Euskaltel-Euskadi was one of the main characters in the Basque Country’s opening LaVuelta stage. The Valencian Bou refuses to fly after crowning the Port of Opakua as the winner. After seeing how busy Vitoria was, he and his coworkers were excited about the next day at work.
In Herrera, the march began.
The fuse in the third category port was lit (climbing the other side is first class). On its 7,3 km (4.8% slope), the chief of the Affini waited, whose battle did not pass over it. Many runners, including Higuita, Froome, and Ayuso, soon began to suffer. At 3 kilometres from the crown, they changed the Trek’s colours to the yellow of the peloton’s Jumbobeza. Jumbo-Visma is accountable alongside Chris Harper, Primoz Roglic, and Sepp Kuss.
Alaphilippe and Roglic accelerated with 15 kilometres remaining in order to get the bonus. It was a taste of what we would witness at the finish line later. On the descent, led by Evenepoel and Nibali, they travelled at full speed, causing Repa to fall behind and causing a break.
In a thrilling conclusion, the regular winner, Primoz Roglic, prevailed. The Slovenian has now completed ten stages in this competition, which he has won for the past three years. No one was able to cough him up. Not even Valverde, who was unseen and had one of his final opportunities to win today. The good news for Spanish cycling was that Enric Mas finished second, and it appears he has the stamina to compete in this Vuelta.