Bagioli impresses on tough La Vuelta finish

Bagioli impresses on tough La Vuelta finish

Thursday 19 August 2021 - 18:49
Bagioli impresses on tough La Vuelta finish

Bagioli impresses on tough La Vuelta finish

Thursday 19 August 2021 - 18:49

Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Italian takes third on punchy climb.

Cullera made a return as stage finish at the Vuelta for the first time in 41 years, but unlike four decades ago, the peloton went all the way up the climb to the castle, which before Thursday had featured only on one other race, the 2020 edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Averaging 9.4% over 1.9km, this short but excruciating ascent splintered a peloton that had been already reduced by the crosswinds which wreaked havoc in the final 40 kilometers of the race.

Having been protected by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates on the exposed Valencian roads, Andrea Bagioli started the climb in a very good position, which allowed him to be among the first as soon as the road tilted upwards. With one kilometer to go, the 22-year-old Italian was with a small group of favourites, from where he put in a strong effort and an equally strong acceleration to take a remarkable third, behind Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).

“I was really confident in my chances at the start of the day and the team worked really hard for me. The climb was a hard one, offering no moment of respite, but I felt good and gave my best, despite arriving there after some full gas 70 kilometers. I am satisfied with this podium, but winning would have been better. It’s our fifth top 3 finish since the start of La Vuelta and we hope to bring more good results in the next days”, said after stage 6 Andrea Bagioli, the first rider to wear the white jersey at this edition.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
3:30:53
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:04
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:04
6 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:06
7 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:08
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:08
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:09
10 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:16
42 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:11
55 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:22
62 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:30
83 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:32
84 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:32
179 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:17
180 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:17
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
21:04:49
2 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:25
3 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:36
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:41
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:41
6 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:53
7 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
0:58
8 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
1:04
9 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
1:12
10 Fabio Aru
Team Qhubeka NextHash
1:17
35 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:58
39 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:35
40 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:59
75 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:11
106 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:59
131 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:13
169 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:57
173 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35:52
1 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
131 pt
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
130 pt
3 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
67 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
58 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
54 pt
6 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
52 pt
7 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
50 pt
8 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
43 pt
9 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
37 pt
10 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
36 pt
13 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31 pt
34 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
37 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
46 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
1 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
2 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
7 pt
3 Joe Dombrowski
UAE-Team Emirates
6 pt
4 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
5 pt
5 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
6 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
3 pt
7 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
3 pt
8 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
3 pt
9 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
2 pt
10 Sep Vanmarcke
Israel Start-Up Nation
2 pt
12 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
21:05:30
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:12
3 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
1:24
4 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
1:32
5 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
1:57
6 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
2:03
7 Mark Padun
Bahrain - Victorious
2:04
8 Simon Carr
EF Education - Nippo
2:12
9 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2:13
10 Gotzon Martín Sanz
Euskaltel - Euskadi
3:18
11 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:17
12 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:18
49 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34:16
1 Movistar Team 63:16:06
2 INEOS Grenadiers 1:32
3 UAE-Team Emirates 1:39
4 Bahrain - Victorious 2:07
5 AG2R Citroën Team 3:57
6 EF Education - Nippo 5:19
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 5:20
8 Trek - Segafredo 5:59
9 Astana - Premier Tech 6:04
10 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 8:20

Top results

1 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
3:30:53
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
See all race results

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