La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 6) Mora de Rubielos – Ares del Maestrat

ES Spain, Thursday 29 August 2019
198.9 km

Knox continues his rise in the Vuelta a España GC

Knox continues his rise in the Vuelta a España GC

Stage 6 brought more climbing and a second consecutive summit finish, on Puerto del Ares, a 7.9km-long ascent averaging 5% where the spoils went to the breakaway which animated the day after the first hour of racing, once they got green light. It was just the fourth time this century that the province of Castellon got to host a summit finish, and the peloton arrived there some five minutes behind Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), who took the win.

For James Knox, the race ended on a positive note, but not without some emotions for the young Cumbrian, who was involved in a massive mid-stage pile-up, following which several riders abandoned. Fortunately, the 23-year-old escaped unscathed and was quickly back on his bike, concluding the stage just a few seconds behind the main favourites, a result that helped him make a nice jump in the general classification, where he now lies in the top 25.

Mas de la Costa is where the Vuelta a España peloton will fight on Friday’s stage; the climb is short – around four kilometers – but boasts an excruciating 12.3% average gradient and a brutal 17% ramp just before the finish, which could very well reshuffle the standings.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
4:43:55
2 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
0:07
3 Dorian Godon
AG2R La Mondiale
0:21
4 Robert Gesink
Team Jumbo-Visma
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5 Bruno Armirail
Groupama - FDJ
0:37
6 Paweł Poljański
BORA - hansgrohe
0:39
7 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
0:45
8 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
0:47
9 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Team INEOS
0:50
10 Tsgabu Grmay
Mitchelton-Scott
2:35
38 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:31
69 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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77 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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80 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
81 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
154 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
168 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
23:44:00
2 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Team INEOS
0:38
3 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
1:00
4 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:14
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
1:23
6 Robert Gesink
Team Jumbo-Visma
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7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
1:28
8 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
2:17
9 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
2:18
10 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
2:47
25 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:24
57 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:39
65 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:25
93 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31:29
112 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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122 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39:59
139 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
46:00
143 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
48:44
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
45 pt
2 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
36 pt
3 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
4 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
28 pt
5 Ángel Madrazo Ruiz
Burgos-BH
26 pt
6 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
25 pt
7 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
25 pt
8 Jetse Bol
Burgos-BH
24 pt
9 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
22 pt
10 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
22 pt
19 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16 pt
49 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
23:45:00
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
1:47
3 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
2:46
4 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
3:37
5 Ruben Guerreiro
Team Katusha Alpecin
3:38
6 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
3:49
7 Cristián Rodríguez Martín
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
4:34
8 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:24
9 Mark Padun
Bahrain Merida
5:57
10 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
7:57
26 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
30:29
38 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
45:00
1 Ángel Madrazo Ruiz
Burgos-BH
33 pt
2 Jetse Bol
Burgos-BH
11 pt
3 Wout Poels
Team INEOS
8 pt
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
6 pt
5 José Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
6 pt
6 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
5 pt
7 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
4 pt
8 Tsgabu Grmay
Mitchelton-Scott
3 pt
9 Jelle Wallays
Lotto Soudal
3 pt
10 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
3 pt
1 Movistar Team 70:43:49
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:15
3 AG2R La Mondiale 9:56
4 Bahrain Merida 10:25
5 Mitchelton-Scott 10:56
6 Trek - Segafredo 12:20
7 Astana Pro Team 13:35
8 Team Sunweb 14:02
9 UAE-Team Emirates 15:01
10 EF Education First 15:56

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