La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 3) Ibi – Alicante

ES Spain, Monday 26 August 2019
188 km

Vuelta a España: Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix in Alicante

Vuelta a España: Deceuninck – Quick-Step in the mix in Alicante

A sunny and hot day welcomed the riders as they left behind Ciudad del Juguete and headed to Alicante, which was featuring on the Vuelta a España for just the sixth time in history. Before the expected bunch sprint, the only nervous moment of the day came on the second classified climb of the day, when five riders attacked from the bunch and went out after the escapees, a move which put the sprinters in the red.

Among those dropped was also Fabio Jakobsen, but helped by his teammates, the Dutch Champion rejoined the peloton on the long and sinuous descent. Tim Declercq continued to set the tempo, as he had done from the start of the stage, before peeling off inside the final ten kilometers. With the flamme rouge in sight, Zdenek Stybar then took over and stretched out the field, as Max Richeze was expertly guiding Jakobsen through the group.

The 22-year-old Grand Tour debutant tried to open his sprint down the left-side barriers, but was boxed in, and in the end, he concluded in seventh position, just behind his Argentinean teammate, a result which Jakobsen analysed after the finish.

“It wasn’t an easy stage, and many of us got dropped on Puerto de Tibi. Fortunately, I had the guys there and they worked hard for me to come back. The last kilometers were only downhill, the sprint was very fast and hectic, we started it a bit far back, and on top of that, I got closed with 150 meters to go, so we missed on a good result today. But that’s cycling: you win some, you lose some. Surely, other opportunities will come”, Fabio waxed lyrical in Alicante.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
4:25:02
2 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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3 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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5 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
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6 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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7 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Cyril Barthe
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
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9 Szymon Sajnok
CCC Team
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10 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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20 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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26 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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71 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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80 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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156 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
9:51:14
2 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
0:02
3 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
0:08
4 Mikel Nieve Iturralde
Mitchelton-Scott
0:22
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:33
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:35
7 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
0:37
8 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
0:38
9 Davide Formolo
BORA - hansgrohe
0:46
10 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
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19 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:32
24 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:41
25 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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87 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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91 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:49
92 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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93 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:50
100 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
25 pt
2 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
25 pt
3 Nicolas Roche
Team Sunweb
20 pt
4 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
20 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
18 pt
6 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
14 pt
7 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
14 pt
8 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
13 pt
9 Fabio Aru
UAE-Team Emirates
12 pt
10 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
12 pt
13 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
14 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
29 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
9:51:47
2 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
0:04
3 Alex Aranburu Deba
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:37
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
1:07
5 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:08
6 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
1:13
7 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
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8 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
1:22
9 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
1:32
10 Ruben Guerreiro
Team Katusha Alpecin
1:39
25 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:16
26 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:17
1 Ángel Madrazo Ruiz
Burgos-BH
14 pt
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
5 pt
3 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
4 pt
4 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
3 pt
5 Jonathan Lastra Martínez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
3 pt
6 Ruben Guerreiro
Team Katusha Alpecin
2 pt
7 Héctor Sáez Benito
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
2 pt
8 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana Pro Team
1 pt
9 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
1 pt
10 Diego Rubio Hernández
Burgos-BH
1 pt
1 Team Sunweb 29:06:18
2 EF Education First 0:02
3 Movistar Team 0:06
4 Mitchelton-Scott 0:16
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:35
6 UAE-Team Emirates 1:02
7 Astana Pro Team 1:33
8 AG2R La Mondiale 2:10
9 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ,,
10 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 2:16

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