Vuelta a España: Cavagna ticks off another day in the break

Vuelta a España: Cavagna ticks off another day in the break

Saturday 07 November 2020 - 19:02

One day separates us from the end of the cycling season.

Heavy rain, wet roads, fog and La Covatilla – none of these could stop the relentless Rémi Cavagna from going again in the breakaway, less than twenty-four hours after lighting up stage 16 and being caught just two kilometers from the finish. This time, the Clermont-Ferrand native – elected most aggressive ride on Friday – took off together with a huge group numbering almost three dozen riders and was again prominent, his solid pulls at the front helping the escapees nudge out their advantage to four minutes.

Despite the relentless up-and-down parcours that played into its favour, the bunch couldn’t nullify the break, just catch some of the riders, including Rémi, on whom the sparkling effort he had put in since the start of the race was beginning to take its toll. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) surged to victory on Alto de la Covatilla, while the general classification remained unchanged in its upper echelon.

Mattia Cattaneo was another Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider to stand out Saturday afternoon on the final climb of La Vuelta. Showing the same remarkable consistency and capacity of pushing his limits that almost netted him a maiden Grand Tour stage victory a few days ago, the Italian delivered another composed ride and held onto his place in the overall classification top 20, which puts him on the verge of his best ever Grand Tour finish.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
4:54:32
2 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
0:28
3 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
1:05
4 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Mark Donovan
Team Sunweb
1:53
6 Michael Storer
Team Sunweb
,,
7 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2:23
8 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
2:35
9 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
2:50
10 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:56
19 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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74 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
28:26
112 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
139 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
142 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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143 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50:09
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
69:17:59
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:24
3 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:47
4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
2:43
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
3:36
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
7:16
7 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
UAE-Team Emirates
7:35
8 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
7:45
9 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
8:15
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
9:34
17 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:09
82 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:16:19
83 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:16:36
103 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:43:45
123 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:06:02
127 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:08:14
139 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:39:12
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
204 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
133 pt
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
111 pt
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
96 pt
5 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
87 pt
6 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
73 pt
7 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
72 pt
8 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
71 pt
9 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
71 pt
10 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
66 pt
32 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
35 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
36 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
42 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
53 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
64 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
69:21:35
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
4:09
3 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
6:00
4 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
40:03
5 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
41:28
6 Will Barta
CCC Team
45:52
7 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
59:21
8 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
1:17:44
9 Robert Power
Team Sunweb
1:28:58
10 Dorian Godon
AG2R La Mondiale
1:38:24
25 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:12:43
26 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:13:00
45 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:04:38
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
99 pt
2 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
34 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
30 pt
4 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
29 pt
5 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
27 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
7 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
21 pt
8 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
21 pt
9 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
21 pt
10 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
20 pt
19 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
23 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Movistar Team 208:12:42
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 10:23
3 Astana Pro Team 40:09
4 UAE-Team Emirates 1:04:05
5 Mitchelton-Scott 1:08:33
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:44:20
7 INEOS Grenadiers 2:32:28
8 Groupama - FDJ 2:44:38
9 Team Sunweb 3:07:51
10 EF Pro Cycling 3:11:29

Top results

1 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
4:54:32
2 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
0:28
3 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
1:05
See all race results

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