La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 10) Roquetas de Mar - Rincón de la Victoria

ES Spain Tuesday 24 August 2021 189 km

Vansevenant shines in La Vuelta breakaway

Vansevenant shines in La Vuelta breakaway

Mauri Vansevenant showcased his undoubted talent, delivering a brave ride en route to his first Grand Tour stage podium. It all happened Tuesday afternoon, when the race resumed after a well-deserved rest day with a 189km journey from Roquetas de Mar to Rincon de la Victoria, which had a largely flat course that featured only a classified climb, albeit a demanding one, inside the final hour of racing.

As expected, a huge breakaway group got clear, but only after a rapid start which witnessed numerous attempts from those who didn’t pose a threat to the general classification. Both Andrea Bagioli, a top 3 finisher last week on the uphill finish of Alto de la Cullera, and Mauri Vansevenant were there for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, helping the move take their advantage over the peloton to more than three minutes.

When the group split on the flat roads leading to the bottom of Puerto del Almachar (10.9km, 4.9%), our youngsters put in a strong effort and helped the chasers join the attackers midway up the climb. Soon after this happened, more attacks came, Andrea being among those who tried their chance. Around three kilometers from the top, Michael Storer (Team DSM) rode away while behind a small group featuring Mauri – who showed the same grit and determination that have become his trademarks since turning pro – pulled clear from the large field and attempted to bring back the Australian.

The trio reduced the gap to the leader, but ran out of road and were left fighting for runner-up and third, and it was Vansevenant, who had proved his fast turn of legs at the end of a hard race with other occasions, who took second place at the end of the day for our team’s sixth podium since the start of the race.

“Today was really tough. We rode full gas for two hours until a breakaway formed, and once this happened, it was good to be there with Andrea. We all knew the last climb would be decisive and you could see that’s where the attacks came. We trailed the guy in the front by around 50 seconds at the top, and worked together managing to claw back time, but despite our effort we couldn’t catch him. In the sprint I had confidence and got a solid second, which will give me the motivation to try again, but I won’t hide the fact I am a bit disappointed as I would have loved to win”, the 22-year-old Belgian said.

 

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Race details

1 Michael Storer
Team DSM
4:09:21
2 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:22
3 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:22
4 Dylan van Baarle
INEOS Grenadiers
0:22
5 Odd Christian Eiking
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:22
6 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:51
7 Nick Schultz
Team BikeExchange
0:51
8 Geoffrey Bouchard
AG2R Citroën Team
0:51
9 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
0:51
10 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
0:51
18 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:02
119 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:41
144 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:31
145 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:31
147 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:31
148 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:31
149 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:31
1 Odd Christian Eiking
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
38:37:46
2 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:58
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:17
4 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
2:45
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
3:38
6 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
3:59
7 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
4:46
8 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:57
9 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
5:01
10 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
5:42
50 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
45:39
62 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
56:43
72 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:04:44
143 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36:31
145 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:38:29
159 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:45:55
169 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:54:19
171 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:58:54
1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
180 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
164 pt
3 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
74 pt
4 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
73 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
71 pt
6 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
70 pt
7 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
67 pt
8 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
59 pt
9 Matteo Trentin
UAE-Team Emirates
54 pt
10 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
52 pt
14 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44 pt
30 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
67 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
68 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
93 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-37 pt
1 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
28 pt
2 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
22 pt
3 Michael Storer
Team DSM
17 pt
4 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
16 pt
5 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
15 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
12 pt
7 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
11 pt
8 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
9 pt
10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
7 pt
29 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
31 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-2 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
38:42:32
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
1:26
3 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
2:08
4 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
4:37
5 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
16:54
6 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
19:10
7 Michael Storer
Team DSM
29:31
8 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
31:54
9 Mark Padun
Bahrain - Victorious
37:09
10 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
38:29
11 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:53
15 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
51:57
49 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:49:33
1 INEOS Grenadiers 15:49:03
2 UAE-Team Emirates 11:31
3 Movistar Team 15:47
4 Bahrain - Victorious 16:00
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 21:59
6 Trek - Segafredo 28:50
7 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 40:22
8 AG2R Citroën Team 43:15
9 Astana - Premier Tech 47:49
10 Team DSM 50:02

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