Vuelta a España: Cattaneo produces a solid ITT in Galicia

Vuelta a España: Cattaneo produces a solid ITT in Galicia

Tuesday 03 November 2020 - 18:53

The Italian took an impressive sixth place on the race’s sole stage against the clock.

The last Grand Tour of the season resumed after a well-deserved rest day for the riders with a 33.7km individual time trial between Muros and Mirado de Ezaro, a 1.8km-long ascent averaging a whooping 14.8%. It was the first stage against the clock in 12 years at La Vuelta ending on a climb, and as anticipated, it made for some spectacular racing.

Rémi Cavagna set the early benchmark after a superb ride which saw the French Champion stop the clock in 47:37 and stay in the hot seat for one hour, before his time was bested. Despite several of the GC favourites going faster than him in the last part of the stage, Rémi remained in the top 10 – his second in a Grand Tour ITT, after the one to La Planche des Belles Filles, in September – and concluded the day in eighth place.

The most unexpected ride of the day, however, came from another Deceuninck – Quick-Step member, Mattia Cattaneo, who produced the time trial of his life and finished sixth, just 46 seconds behind new leader of the race Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who took the win on stage 13. This remarkable strong display helped the 30-year-old Italian gain a place on the general classification with five days to go.

“I knew that I am not bad in a Grand Tour ITT and today I showed it, although I wasn’t expecting this, being my first ITT of the year. I felt good all day, managed to keep the speed and power, but I got this result also thanks to a fantastic Specialized bike. Everybody is saying that the legs make the difference, but if you don’t have a great bike like I had today, then you can’t get a top result. It’s my best ever time trial and I hope it will help me finish in the top 20 overall on Sunday, when the Vuelta ends”, a delighted Mattia said.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
46:39
2 Will Barta
CCC Team
0:01
3 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
0:10
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:25
5 Bruno Armirail
Groupama - FDJ
0:41
6 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:49
8 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:58
9 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
0:59
10 Jasha Sütterlin
Team Sunweb
1:07
14 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29
29 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:33
49 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:11
57 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:32
76 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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103 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:26
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
49:16:16
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:39
3 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:47
4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
1:42
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
3:23
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
6:15
7 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
7:14
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
8:39
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
8:48
10 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
9:23
17 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:11
37 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16:38
83 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:29:07
97 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:41:45
109 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:12
115 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:53:57
136 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:13:12
146 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:25:46
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
172 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
113 pt
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
103 pt
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
89 pt
5 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
74 pt
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
66 pt
7 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
60 pt
8 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
57 pt
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
57 pt
10 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
52 pt
22 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
27 pt
29 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
30 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
49 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
68 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
49:19:39
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
5:25
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
7:22
4 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
35:17
5 Will Barta
CCC Team
40:48
6 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
42:21
7 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
42:32
8 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
1:09:48
9 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:13:15
10 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
1:17:28
27 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:25:44
34 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:38:22
39 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:50:34
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
76 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
3 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
4 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
5 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
22 pt
6 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
21 pt
7 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
20 pt
8 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
18 pt
9 Michael Storer
Team Sunweb
17 pt
10 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
16 pt
19 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
20 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 148:09:15
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 3:50
3 Astana Pro Team 33:52
4 UAE-Team Emirates 50:29
5 Mitchelton-Scott 54:40
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:19:16
7 INEOS Grenadiers 1:53:15
8 Groupama - FDJ 2:15:33
9 CCC Team 2:20:19
10 EF Pro Cycling 2:27:41

Top results

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
46:39
2 Will Barta
CCC Team
0:01
3 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
0:10
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