La Vuelta – Winner of Rigoberto Uran in front of Quentin Pacher, Remco Evenepoel does not tremble

La Vuelta – Winner of Rigoberto Uran in front of Quentin Pacher, Remco Evenepoel does not tremble

La Vuelta – Winner of Rigoberto Uran in front of Quentin Pacher, Remco Evenepoel does not tremble

Two races in one and a lot of waiting before the final explanations. For the victory of this 17th stage between Aracena and Monasterio de Tentudia in the first place, Lawson Craddock gave a superb solo performance on Wednesday, before being joined by his former breakaway companions less than 3 kilometers from the finish line. Finally, Rigoberto Uran (EF Education Easy-Post) proved to be the strongest and won after a sprint, with Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ) behind the wheel.

Far behind, more than 5 minutes away, the favorites exchange a few hits. Enric Mas was the first to attack, but Remco Evenepoel was really strong and didn’t falter for a single second. The red jersey even crossed the finish line in front of his second place overall and the other Spaniard Juan Ayuso (3rd overall).

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Evenepoel: “I responded well” to Mas’s attacks

34 MINUTES AGO

During a 162km stage, where tranquility reigned for long hours, the final kept all its promises. After many kilometers of fighting, 13 men managed to escape. Among these, the stage winner Marc Soler or the French Clément Champoussin, Elie Gesbert and Quentin Pacher. With more than 7 minutes of lead accumulated to the maximum, the escape did not move before the last 20 kilometers. Moment chosen by Lawson Craddock to really launch hostilities.

Pacher was too low, Uran wins: relive the finish line of the 17th stage

Victorious in the 3 big rounds

The double time trial champion from the United States then started solo, gaining up to 20 seconds ahead of his rivals. But in the last climb (cat. 2) to the Monastery of Tentudia, the American was captured less than 2 kilometers from the summit by Jesus Herrada and Rigoberto Uran. The two men looked at each other for a while, allowing Marc Soler and Quentin Pacher to come and do the loot.

Pacher: “I come to die in the wheel of Uran, it’s frustrating”

But on arrival the strongest was Rigoberto Uran, who launched an uphill sprint to precede Quentin Pacher, who came very close to his first Italian victory in this Tour of Spain. At 35, the Colombian joins the selected club of stage winners from the three main tours and takes 9th place in the overall standings.

Enric Mas – Remco Evenepoel’s last real opponent after the abandonment of Primoz Roglic – tried to fight for the podium of this Vuelta. But his two attacks only allowed us to see even more the total control of the general leader, who was able to stay behind the wheel of the Spaniard without any problem. Only Carlos Rodriguez showed some weaknesses among the members of the top 5. The hierarchy could move more on Thursday with the 18th stage, in the mountains.

Uran: “I’ve been looking for a victory at the Vuelta for several years”

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Serene Evenepoel, frustrated Pacher and relieved Uran: the highlights of the 17th stage

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Pacher: “I come to die in the wheel of Uran, it’s frustrating”

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