Jesús Herrada wins crash-marred stage in Vuelta a España, Dylan Teuns takes Red Jersey
Aug 29 2019 10:52 pm CET

Jesús Herrada wins crash-marred stage in Vuelta a España, Dylan Teuns takes Red Jersey
Jesús Herrada wins crash-marred stage in Vuelta a España, Dylan Teuns takes Red Jersey
La Vuelta logo

Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) has taken the victory of the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España while Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) climbed to the top of the General Classification.

The second stage with an uphill finish took the riders through a 198.9-kilometre route that included one climb of the second category and three of the third category, including the last ascent. The escape of the day took a while to form but at the end included riders like David de la Cruz, Gianluca Brambilla, Jesus Herrada, Tejay Van Garderen and Tsgabu Grmay, among others.

With less than 100 kilometres to go there was a big crash in the pack that left riders like Rigoberto Uran, Hugh Carthy, Nicolas Roche and Victor de la Parte out of the race. On the penultimate climb, Grmay launched an attack and continued on his own, and on the descent Van Garderen crashed in a curve but returned to his bike and rode behind the peloton on the last stretch of the stage.

Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) joined Grmay just before the start of the last climb of the day and they took a lead of more than 40 seconds over the chasers. With a bit less than four kilometres to go, Bruno Armirail changed the pace and was soon caught and overtaken by a duo formed by Dylan Teuns and Herrada.

The duo kept going, got to the front men and soon left them behind too. They arrived together to the last kilometre and Herrada launched a last attack to take the stage victory, while Teuns crossed the line in the second place to take the lead of the General Classification.

Dorian Godon (AG2R La Mondiale), Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) and Armirail completed the top-five of the day. UAE-Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar launched a late attack from the peloton, but in the end, he only got a three-second advantage on the rest of the pack.




COMMENTS



POLL


Loading Poll...
JOIN OUR TEAM!


Have you always wanted to write about cycling? Click HERE to contact us!
THE LATEST CYCLING NEWS IN YOUR MAILBOX


Enter your email address:

CURRENT KEY RACES (13 OCTOBER)


Paris - Tours Elite

UPCOMING RACES

Gree-Tour of Guangxi2019-10-17
Japan Cup Cycle Road Race2019-10-20
Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour2019-10-20

RECENT RACES

Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli2019-10-06
Tre Valli Varesine2019-10-08
Milano-Torino2019-10-09
Gran Piemonte2019-10-10
Il Lombardia2019-10-12