Vuelta a España: Cavagna gets first podium in a Grand Tour

Vuelta a España: Cavagna gets first podium in a Grand Tour

Tuesday 03 September 2019 - 17:59

James Knox continues to make inroads in the general classification.

The third ever La Vuelta stage ridden entirely in France brought also the longest individual time trial at World Tour level this season, a 36.2km effort between Jurançon and Pau. The charming French town – located on the northern edge of the Pyrenees – hosted an ITT for the second time this year, following the one won by Julian Alaphilippe in July, at the Tour de France, when he emphatically defended his yellow jersey.

Six weeks later, another Deceuninck – Quick-Step Frenchman was in the spotlight, Rémi Cavagna – who averaged close to 45.7km/h over the demanding hilly course, that included two technical descents and a series of tight corners – and went fastest through both checkpoints before going directly into the hot seat at the finish, where he stopped the clock in 47:32.

Only two riders improved the time of Cavagna, who ended the stage in third place for his first ever podium finish on a Grand Tour stage, a well-deserved result for the 24-year-old from Clermont-Ferrand, who analysed his ride at the finish: “After a rest day, it’s always hard, but I felt good and I could see that the legs was there as I was catching many of the riders who left before me. I didn’t target a specific time today, I just rode my own ITT. Overall, it was a nice time trial and I’m happy with my performance, as it signals a big improvement and shows that all the hard work is paying off.”

James Knox was another Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider who impressed on Tuesday afternoon, putting in his best ride in a stage against the clock since turning pro at the beginning of 2018 and coming home with a strong time (49:05) that saw him conclude the stage in the top 15, a result on the back of which he continued to move up in the general classification.

“I felt good right from the start and kept pushing, but I also suffered a bit in the closing kilometers. On the other hand, I’m not a time trialist, so this is probably as good as I’m ever going to get. I am ten days into the Vuelta and I’m curious to see how the rest of the race goes and what the remaining mountain stages will hold for me”, the 24-year-old Brit explained.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
47:05
2 Patrick Bevin
CCC Team
0:25
3 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:27
4 Lawson Craddock
EF Education First
0:48
5 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
1:02
6 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
1:14
7 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
1:21
8 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
1:22
9 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
1:27
10 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
1:28
15 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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34 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:28
46 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:10
78 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:33
98 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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120 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:36
162 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:49
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
36:05:29
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
1:52
3 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
2:11
4 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
3:00
5 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
3:05
6 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
4:59
7 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
5:42
8 Nicolas Edet
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
5:49
9 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
6:07
10 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
6:25
20 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:17
56 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
56:42
73 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09:39
90 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:20:38
108 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29:55
119 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:41:02
155 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:05:11
159 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:10:09
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
89 pt
2 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
70 pt
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
61 pt
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
61 pt
5 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
45 pt
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
42 pt
7 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
37 pt
8 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
9 Nikias Arndt
Team Sunweb
27 pt
10 Alex Aranburu Deba
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
27 pt
31 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16 pt
33 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16 pt
52 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
72 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
36:07:40
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:54
3 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
7:56
4 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
12:28
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
13:01
6 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:06
7 Ruben Guerreiro
Team Katusha Alpecin
14:29
8 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
16:52
9 Cristián Rodríguez Martín
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
25:23
10 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
31:01
26 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:18:27
45 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:07:58
1 Ángel Madrazo Ruiz
Burgos-BH
29 pt
2 Geoffrey Bouchard
AG2R La Mondiale
21 pt
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
18 pt
4 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
17 pt
5 Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
16 pt
6 Jetse Bol
Burgos-BH
11 pt
7 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
10 pt
8 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
10 pt
9 Hermann Pernsteiner
Bahrain Merida
10 pt
10 Wout Poels
Team INEOS
9 pt
27 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Movistar Team 107:43:41
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 18:11
3 Astana Pro Team 22:02
4 AG2R La Mondiale 1:06:37
5 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:08:46
6 EF Education First 1:08:52
7 Mitchelton-Scott 1:09:45
8 Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 1:11:38
9 Team Sunweb 1:17:22
10 Trek - Segafredo 1:19:20

Top results

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
47:05
2 Patrick Bevin
CCC Team
0:25
3 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:27
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