Nov 12, 2020: All the stats: Most wins, top team, rankings for riders, teams and countries-TOP STORY. Evenepoel’s girlfriend needed oxygen after crash, cyclocross for Pidcock, Riis out of NTT, Dowsett hour record and Bahrain's Vuelta. Contract news. Team news. Race news. Ban for Groenewegen and no ban for Simmons.
Ed Hood has been on the edge of his seat with the excitement of the final week of the Vuelta a España, but he would have rather been 'Roadside'... maybe next year? No complaints on the action side of the race as it all came down to the last climb. Here is Ed's final Vuelta'20 race rant.
Nov 09, 2020: We catch up with the final of the Vuelta, CERATIZIT Challenge and Euro cross champs with results and video. Roglič talks about Vuelta win-TOP STORY. Ganna Covid positive, NTT confident, contract news. Lefevere talks Jakobsen, Deceuninck tops ranking, Stannard forced to retire and the Rayner dinner goes virtual.
After the disappointment of the Tour de France, Primoz Roglič took his second overall win in Vuelta a España. The final stage was no 'stroll in the park' as the top sprinters wanted the final win of the season. Pascal Ackermann and Sam Bennett fought out the sprint for the photo finish to give the win to fast German.
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) won his second stage of the 2020 Vuelta a España on the Alto de La Covatilla. Behind the Frenchman; the GC men attacked each other for the overall win. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) went solo, but the red jersey, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), held him to 24 seconds to seal the final victory in Madrid tomorrow.
Stage 16 was a tough day for everyone after yesterday's cold and wet stage. The break was caught and Remi Cavagna went solo for the win. He was pulled back with 3K to go and the sprint from a small bunch went to Magnus Cort Nielsen. Primoz Roglič was second on the stage and now has 45 seconds on Richard Carapaz.
A stunning time trial ride from Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) saw the Slovenian take the overall lead back from Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers). Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) moved closer to second place and is now only 8 seconds behind Carapaz. Roglič won the stage by 1 second from Will Barta (CCC).
Frenchman, David Gaudu got the better of Marc Soler on the tough final climb of the Alto de La Farrapona. The two had been part of the 'Break of the Day', but rode away from the others to fight it out for the victory. The two top men on GC, Primoz Roglič and Richard Carapaz, finished together.
The final sprint was far from flat, and in the last metres Primoz Roglič shot out from the pack for another stage win. The Slovenian was by far the most powerful rider to win by lengths. Ten seconds bonus and his winning gap and Roglič took the red jersey from Richard Carapaz. Both are on the same time.