La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 7) Vitoria-Gasteiz - Villanueva de Valdegovia

ES Spain, Tuesday 27 October 2020
159.7 km

Steimle in the break at the Vuelta a España

Steimle in the break at the Vuelta a España

Rémi Cavagna confirmed there’s a reason why he’s nicknamed the “TGV of Clermont-Ferrand”, single-handedly animating the opening part of stage 7 thanks to his splendid time trial skills that allowed the Frenchman to stay at the front for 30 kilometers. It was on the undulating terrain leading to Puerto de Orduña – the climb first used at the race in 1956 – that the peloton was back as one, opening the door to a new breakaway, this time numbering 36 men, to go clear.

The third rider in as many years to win the Tour of Slovakia, Jannik Steimle was there for UCI World Team Classification leader Deceuninck – Quick-Step, and remained with the group until the second ascent of the Orduña, where the breakaway’s advantage crumbled after a forcing of the peloton and a lack of cooperation between the escapees, who began thinking of the victory.

Five men took off and fought for the win in Villanueva de Valdegovia, Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling) emerging victorious, followed some 50-odd seconds later by a reduced bunch featuring both Andrea Bagioli and Mattia Cattaneo. The latter continues to be Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s highest placed rider in the overall standings ahead of Wednesday’s stage to Alto de Moncalvillo.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
3:48:16
2 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana Pro Team
0:04
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
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4 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
0:08
5 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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6 Rui Costa
UAE-Team Emirates
0:13
7 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana Pro Team
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8 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
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9 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Davide Formolo
UAE-Team Emirates
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35 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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74 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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102 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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103 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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154 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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155 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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157 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
28:23:51
2 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:18
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:20
4 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:30
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
1:07
6 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
1:30
7 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
1:42
8 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
2:02
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
2:03
10 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:39
15 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:46
28 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:01
86 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:08:46
106 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:17:46
110 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19:07
111 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19:44
131 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25:47
133 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:26:24
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
79 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
61 pt
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
57 pt
4 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
48 pt
5 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
45 pt
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
35 pt
7 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
33 pt
8 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
33 pt
9 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
33 pt
10 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
29 pt
15 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
31 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
33 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
28:24:58
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
2:40
3 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
2:57
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
5:27
5 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
12:36
6 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
12:54
7 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:54
8 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
22:34
9 Will Barta
CCC Team
24:26
10 Jhojan García Sosa
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
26:57
28 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07:39
35 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16:39
36 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:18:37
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
27 pt
2 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
3 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
19 pt
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
18 pt
5 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
16 pt
6 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
16 pt
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
11 pt
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
11 pt
9 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
7 pt
10 Quentin Jauregui
AG2R La Mondiale
6 pt
34 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Movistar Team 85:16:40
2 UAE-Team Emirates 3:03
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 7:43
4 Astana Pro Team 9:23
5 Mitchelton-Scott 24:27
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 39:25
7 INEOS Grenadiers 43:03
8 Trek - Segafredo 55:34
9 Groupama - FDJ 1:01:20
10 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:05:58

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