La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 14) San Vincent de la Barquera – Oviedo

ES Spain, Saturday 07 September 2019
188 km

Richeze runner-up as La Vuelta returns to Oviedo

Richeze runner-up as La Vuelta returns to Oviedo

Stage 14 of the season’s third Grand Tour was one of the quietest of the entire race, that is until the last kilometer, when things got turned upside down and panic began spreading in the pack. The day’s action properly kicked off some 20 kilometers into the stage, when six riders joined hands and skipped clear to form a breakaway, which at no point could take their buffer over two minutes.

Several teams sent delegates to the front of the bunch to control the gap, Tim Declercq resuming his usual pace-setting duties for Deceuninck – Quick-Step and pushing a steady tempo behind the escapees, whose adventure came to an end after the day’s sole classified climb (Alto La Madera – 8km, 3.5%). With the sextet out of the way, the sprinters’ teams intensified the rhythm and found enough space to bring their leaders into position, and it was the Wolfpack who ultimately stormed to the front with Zdenek Stybar, who guided Max Richeze and stage 4 winner Fabio Jakobsen under the flamme rouge.

That was where a large crash decimated the bunch and derailed the expected mass gallop in Oviedo, the Cantabrian city which was hosting its first stage finish in 32 years. One rider tried to take advantage of the chaos, shooting out of the pack on the stinging 8% drag to the line, and Richeze was the one to respond and shut down the slender gap, before Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) came across and sailed to victory.

36-year-old Max, who nabbed his first stage podium since 2013 in a Grand Tour, took us through the hectic closing kilometer of Saturday’s stage: “The final was really hard, but we tried to control it and set up Fabio for the win; unfortunately, the last 500 meters were really steep and he got distanced. When one guy attacked, I tried to follow and even passed him, but another rider was faster today. On the other hand, we’re still one week away from Madrid and we will continue to try.”

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
4:28:46
2 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
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4 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
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5 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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6 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
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7 Jonas Koch
CCC Team
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8 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
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9 Max Walscheid
Team Sunweb
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10 Szymon Sajnok
CCC Team
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12 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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21 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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44 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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74 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:57
119 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
125 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:18
145 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
53:49:14
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
2:25
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
3:01
4 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
3:18
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
3:33
6 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
6:15
7 Nicolas Edet
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
7:18
8 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
7:33
9 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
7:39
10 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain Merida
9:58
18 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:46
47 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:12:07
70 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36:31
81 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:41:45
100 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:56:42
125 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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154 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:49:56
156 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:54:08
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
109 pt
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
86 pt
3 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
82 pt
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
75 pt
5 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
70 pt
6 Alex Aranburu Deba
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
52 pt
7 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
51 pt
8 Tosh Van der Sande
Lotto Soudal
44 pt
9 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
42 pt
10 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
40 pt
13 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36 pt
14 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
21 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
31 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
50 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
69 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
81 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
53:52:15
2 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:17
3 Sergio Higuita García
EF Education First
8:51
4 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:45
5 Ruben Guerreiro
Team Katusha Alpecin
15:12
6 Kilian Frankiny
Groupama - FDJ
17:40
7 Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Egerzeigzaarhka
Team Dimension Data
35:11
8 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
35:38
9 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
36:49
10 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
38:07
21 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:38:44
44 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:51:07
1 Ángel Madrazo Ruiz
Burgos-BH
32 pt
2 Geoffrey Bouchard
AG2R La Mondiale
30 pt
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
22 pt
5 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
21 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
20 pt
7 Wout Poels
Team INEOS
17 pt
8 Jesús Herrada López
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
17 pt
9 Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias
16 pt
10 Jetse Bol
Burgos-BH
11 pt
16 Philippe Gilbert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 Movistar Team 160:36:21
2 Astana Pro Team 25:51
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 43:44
4 Mitchelton-Scott 1:17:48
5 AG2R La Mondiale 1:24:51
6 Trek - Segafredo 1:48:20
7 Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 1:57:49
8 Bahrain Merida 2:00:30
9 UAE-Team Emirates 2:04:50
10 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 2:05:04

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