Evenepoel moves in the top 10

Evenepoel moves in the top 10

One of the season’s longest climb, Alto del Colorado returned at the Vuelta a San Juan, and once again played a major role in the fight for the general classification. But before that, crosswinds made another appearance, and even though it proved to be a short-lived one, it was still enough to split the peloton 40 kilometers from the bottom of the ascent which was to take the riders above 2600 meters.

The 30-odd riders who were left in the main group were three minutes behind the escapees, but by the time they got on the first slopes of Alto del Colorado, they were back in control, having reduced the deficit to just one minute. With ten kilometers to go, Remco Evenepoel put in a probing attack, which saw the World Champion carve out a 20-second advantage, but it didn’t take long until the other teams reacted, bringing back the Belgian a couple of minutes later.

After another series of skirmishes, Miguel Angel Lopez (Medellin-EPM) rode away from the others and arrived victorious at the top, where he pulled on the leader’s jersey. Remco continued at his own pace and finished seventh, the same place he founds himself on the general classification ahead of the last two stages.

 

Photo credit: ©Wout Beel

Race details

1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Team Medellin - EPM
4:07:10
2 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
0:30
3 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
0:38
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:40
5 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:40
6 Brandon Smith Rivera Vargas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:51
7 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
1:09
8 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
1:09
9 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
1:11
10 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
1:31
25 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
2:20
28 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
2:39
45 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
4:55
131 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
24:38
132 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
24:38
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Team Medellin - EPM
20:13:37
2 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
0:30
3 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
0:44
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:50
5 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:50
6 Brandon Smith Rivera Vargas
INEOS Grenadiers
1:01
7 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
1:19
8 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
1:19
9 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
1:30
10 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
1:41
22 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
2:28
41 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
10:00
65 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
22:32
93 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
36:28
95 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
37:02
1 Manuele Tarozzi
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
24 pt
2 Christofer Robín Jurado López
Panamá es Cultura y Valores
19 pt
3 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Team Medellin - EPM
10 pt
4 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
8 pt
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
8 pt
6 Juan Pablo Dotti
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
8 pt
7 Marcos Omar Mendez
Argentina
8 pt
8 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
9 Stefano Gandin
Team Corratec
6 pt
10 Emiliano Contreras
Chimbas Te Quiero
4 pt
1 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
20:15:18
2 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:05
3 Vicente Rojas Naranjo
Chile
0:31
4 Mathias Vacek
Trek - Segafredo
2:43
5 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
6:55
6 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
9:04
7 Vinicius Rangel Costa
Movistar Team
12:24
8 Rodrigo Daniel Díaz
Municipalidad de Rawson
19:42
9 Hector Exequiel Quintana Vidal
Chile
22:57
10 Iker Bonillo Martin
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
27:40
1 INEOS Grenadiers 60:43:22
2 Movistar Team 2:20
3 Team Medellin - EPM 3:04
4 Soudal - Quick Step 4:05
5 Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 5:21
6 Astana Qazaqstan Team 6:02
7 TotalEnergies 7:26
8 Trek - Segafredo 7:32
9 Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan 10:35
10 BORA - hansgrohe 14:41

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