Roglic wins the Volta a Catalunya; the last stage for Evenepoel
Euskaraz irakurri: Roglicek irabazi du Kataluniako Volta; Azken stage, Evenepoelentzat
The world champion, the Belgian remco evenepoel (Quick-Step) beat the Slovenian Cousin roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who the fact of reaching the wheel of his great rival was enough for him to be awarded the 102nd edition of the Volta a Catalunya after the six climbs to the Montjuïc circuit in Barcelona.
Roglic led Evenepoel by six seconds in the final general classification. Third was the portuguese Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) despite the attack by his teammate, the Spanish, Mark to usually dothird in the stage, he wobbled the last drawer of the podium in the last kilometres. The one from Vilanova i la Geltrú had to settle for the fourth place of the general. Mikel landa Finish in fifth position.
The breakaway, as expected, was formed in the Alt de Begues second category, located at kilometer 20 of the stage. There the Ecuadorian Richard carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) attacked and thus began to move the platoon.
Finally, the leak was consolidated with nine names: in addition to Carapaz, there were David de la Cruz (Astana), Carlos Verona (Movistar), Mikel bizkarra (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Tsgabu Grmay (Team Jayco), Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R), Ethan Hayter (INEOS) and Simon Carr (EF Education-EasyPost).
The difference went up to 1 minute and 50 secondsbut Evenepoel Quick-Step went to work to bring it down around the minute.
The cyclists had to face six times the ascent to the castle and the subsequent descent towards the sources of Montjuïc.
The first lap around the Montjuïc circuit already ostensibly reduced the units to fifty of runners and the margin of the escape to little more than half a minute.
Evenepoel attacked on the third climb to the castle29 kilometers from the finish line. roglicas usual, the wheel followed. And, although at first she gave up meters, to usually do managed to join them. But in a change of pace from Evenepoel in the penultimate pass through the castle, he left Soler unable to continue with the two titans.
So, for the fourth time in this Volta (five counting the day in Vallter, where Giulio Ciccone won the sprint from the other two), the triumph of stage Roglic and Evenepoel played it. Behind, Almeida’s group reduced the gap with respect to Soler on the last climb and thus the Portuguese certified the third place on the podium.
The final one-on-one between Evenepoel and Roglic was won by the first in a sprint in which the Slovenian let himself go and did not dispute the victory to Evenepoel.
CLASSIFICATION 7TH STAGE
1 – EVENEPOEL Remco (Soudal – Quick Step) 2:59:24
2 – ROGLIC Primož (Jumbo-Visma) mt
3 – SOLER Marc (UAE Team Emirates) +0:53
4 – STRONG Corbin (Israel – Premier Tech) +0:58
5 – CICCONE Giulio (Trek – Segafredo) mt
6 – KRON Andreas (Lotto Dstny) mt
7 – LANDA Mikel (Bahrain – Victorious) mt
8 – DE LA CRUZ David (Astana Qazaqstan Team) mt
9 – BOUWMAN Koen (Jumbo-Visma) mt
10 – ONLEY Oscar (Team DSM) mt
1 – ROGLIC Primož (Jumbo-Visma) 28:19:10
2 – EVENEPOEL Remco (Soudal – Quick Step) +0:06
3 – ALMEIDA João (UAE Team Emirates) +2:11
4 – SOLER Marc (UAE Team Emirates) +2:49
5 – LANDA Mikel (Bahrain – Victorious) +2:59
6 – WOODS Michael (Israel – Premier Tech) +3:03
7 – CICCONE Giulio (Trek – Segafredo) +3:06
8 – HINDLEY Jai (BORA – hansgrohe) +3:11
9 – UIJTDEBROEKS Cyan (BORA – hansgrohe) +3:32
10 – URÁN Rigoberto (EF Education-EasyPost) +3:53
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