La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 8) Logroño - Alto de Moncalvillo

ES Spain, Wednesday 28 October 2020
164 km

Vuelta a España: Another stage, another break for Cavagna

Vuelta a España: Another stage, another break for Cavagna

Eight days have gone at the season’s last Grand Tour, and Rémi Cavagna is easily the most aggressive rider of the race, having featured in the break on five occasions since the event got underway last Tuesday, the most recent of these feats coming on Wednesday. The strong French ITT Champion didn’t need too much time to make his move once stage 8 began, attacking together with six other riders as soon as the peloton exited Logroño, the capital of the La Rioja province.

One of the main animators also at last month’s Tour de France, Cavagna was prominent at the front of the group, who enjoyed a five-minute maximum advantage at the foot of the day’s first classified climb, Puerto de la Rasa, which he crested in the lead. Unfortunately for the escapees, the bunch planned on battling it out for victory on Wednesday, so they began chasing hard, gradually reducing the gap to the seven men and making sure to bring them back ahead of Alto de Moncalvillo, a ferociously steep climb making its debut at La Vuelta.

Used in a cycling race for the first time at the Vuelta a Rioja, more than a quarter of a century ago, the ascent had some excruciating double-digit gradients which sparked an important selection in the peloton. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) took the win from the severely reduced group, while Mattia Cattaneo – who is racing his seventh Grand Tour in Spain – finished again as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s best placed rider and cemented his place in the top 20 overall.

 

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Race details

1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:08
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:19
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
0:25
5 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:33
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
0:35
7 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:54
8 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
,,
9 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
1:33
10 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
1:37
23 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
82 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:51
90 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
114 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
128 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:24
142 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:48
143 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
144 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
32:31:06
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:13
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:28
4 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
0:44
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
1:54
6 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
3:28
7 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
,,
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
3:35
9 Marc Soler Giménez
Movistar Team
3:40
10 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
3:47
18 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:27
34 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39:19
87 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:27:52
101 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:35:28
114 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:41:01
125 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:45:48
135 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:52:28
138 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:53:05
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
104 pt
2 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
81 pt
3 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
73 pt
4 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
50 pt
5 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
45 pt
6 Hugh Carthy
EF Pro Cycling
45 pt
7 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
42 pt
8 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
40 pt
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
35 pt
10 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
33 pt
19 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
32 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
36 Mattia Cattaneo
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
62 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
32:33:00
2 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
4:21
3 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
4:58
4 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
9:25
5 Kobe Goossens
Lotto Soudal
17:02
6 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
20:57
7 Clément Champoussin
AG2R La Mondiale
23:17
8 Will Barta
CCC Team
32:12
9 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
32:58
10 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
37:25
27 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25:58
33 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:33:34
38 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:39:07
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
27 pt
2 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
24 pt
4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
20 pt
5 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
19 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
17 pt
7 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
16 pt
8 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
11 pt
9 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
11 pt
10 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 97:42:42
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 5:48
3 Astana Pro Team 12:46
4 UAE-Team Emirates 14:33
5 Mitchelton-Scott 28:34
6 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 47:18
7 INEOS Grenadiers 55:41
8 Groupama - FDJ 1:19:10
9 Trek - Segafredo 1:31:42
10 EF Pro Cycling 1:33:31

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