Deceuninck Quick-Step’s Mike Bennett was initially to mix the road at La Vuelta, but was relegated in the results after exactly what the race organisers known as ‘irregular sprinting’ and thus Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) walked to the top put on the rostrum within the latest stage.
Gerben Thijssen (Lotto Soudal) ongoing his breakthrough performance at La Vuelta having a second consecutive podium devote sprint stages on Thursday. The 22-year-old is riding his first Grand Tour.
There wasn’t any substantial movement within the general classification, meaning Richard Carapaz (Ineos) remains within the overall lead.
The sprint teams weren’t prone to allow the breakaway steer clear, so it demonstrated. With two men in the road, the space of Aritz Bag?es (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Juan Felipe Osorio (Burgos-BH) briefly strayed over 5 minutes prior to being introduced lower and pegged at three minutes throughout your day.
Bora and Deceuninck made a lot of the important, using the former launching a properly-organised lead-out within the final three kilometres. However it was Bennett who’d the advantage within the sprint, crossing the road together with his arms outstretched as his phenomenal 2020 ongoing in fashion. Just moments later, his jubilation switched to disappointment, using the rescinding of his second La Vuelta victory of the season.
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) were built with a last-minute bike change because the race neared its conclusion however the pace on the move-in am benign he could catch back to the peloton prior to the sprint. He’s still 13 seconds from the race lead.
Without any classified climbs whatsoever, the king from the mountain tops jersey remains around the shoulders of Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) for an additional day.