Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Stage 2) Torrente - Cullera

ES Spain, Thursday 06 February 2020
181 km

Cavagna goes all-out in the break

Cavagna goes all-out in the break

Five months after his successful number at the Vuelta a España, where a spirited ride helped him hold off the charging bunch and nab the first Grand Tour stage win of his career in Toledo, Rémi Cavagna found himself again in a break on Spanish turf, this time at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, which Thursday travelled from Torrent to Cullera, over 181 kilometers.

Cavagna attacked as soon as the flag was dropped together with three other men and permanently traded turns at the front, forging a five-minute maximum advantage. The peloton knew that the hard climb to the finish, averaging 8% over two kilometers, would play into their advantage, but they were still forced to up the tempo in order to reduce the gap.

A fantastic rouleur, capable of putting in a monumental effort in this kind of moves or at the front of the bunch for the team, Rémi attacked from the leading group when their advantage dipped to 25 seconds and left everything on the road as he kept going, being brought back with just four kilometers to go by an already nervous and thinned out peloton. From there, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) claimed the win on the final meters, with Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s James Knox finishing inside the top 15, just eight seconds adrift, and making quite the jump in the general classification.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
4:14:26
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
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3 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
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4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
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5 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
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6 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
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7 Rubén Fernández Andújar
Fundación - Orbea
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8 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
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9 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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10 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
0:05
15 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
65 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:51
66 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:53
67 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:56
109 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:23
111 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
8:22:09
2 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
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3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
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4 Rubén Fernández Andújar
Fundación - Orbea
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5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
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6 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
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7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
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8 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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9 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
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10 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - McLaren
0:02
15 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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44 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19
62 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:51
63 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:53
75 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:28
99 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:20
101 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:26
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
20 pt
4 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
16 pt
6 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
7 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
14 pt
8 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
14 pt
9 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
12 pt
10 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Fundación - Orbea
12 pt
32 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
33 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
34 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
8:22:09
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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3 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:08
4 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
0:19
5 Márton Dina
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
0:33
6 Joan Bou Company
Fundación - Orbea
0:51
7 Jon Agirre
Equipo Kern Pharma
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8 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:54
9 Jaume Sureda Morey
Burgos-BH
1:09
10 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
1:28
18 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:53
29 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:20
1 Álvaro Cuadros Morata
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
12 pt
2 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
6 pt
3 Jos van Emden
Team Jumbo-Visma
4 pt
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
3 pt
5 Cédric Beullens
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
3 pt
6 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
2 pt
8 Diego Pablo Sevilla López
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
2 pt
9 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
1 pt
10 Héctor Sáez Benito
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
1 pt
1 Bahrain - McLaren 25:06:31
2 Team INEOS 0:21
3 UAE-Team Emirates 0:24
4 Movistar Team 0:26
5 CCC Team 0:45
6 Astana Pro Team 0:46
7 Fundación - Orbea 1:26
8 Lotto Soudal 1:35
9 Israel Start-Up Nation 2:22
10 Burgos-BH 2:37

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