Tim Wellens takes first victory ever in Vuelta a España, Roglic keeps GC lead
Oct 24 2020 11:27 pm CET

Tim Wellens takes first victory ever in Vuelta a España, Roglic keeps GC lead
Tim Wellens takes first victory ever in Vuelta a España, Roglic keeps GC lead
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Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) has taken his first victory ever in the Vuelta a España at the fifth stage of the race. Primoz Roglic maintains the lead of the General Classification.

The peloton faced a 184.4-kilometre long route during the fifth stage of competition that was over a medium-mountain route that featured two climbs of the second category and one of the third category. A group of 14 riders formed the first breakaway of the day and included names like Tim Wellens, Guillaume Martin, Thymen Arensman, Jonas Vingegaard and Omar Fraile.

In the peloton, teams like Caja Rural, EF Pro Cycling and Jumbo-Visma controlled the pace to protect their General Classification riders. With around 80 kilometres to go, the escapees were caught but 10 kilometres later a new one was formed by Martin, Wellens and Arensman.

The trio arrived to the last kilometre by himself and the first one to try his luck was Arensman, but he was soon caught by the other two. Wellens was the next one and to make a move and it was strong enough for him to take the victory, even though Martin tried his best to stay at his wheel.

On the last kilometre, there was a crash in the pack that included riders like Dan Martin, Gorka Izagirre and David Gaudu, but they seemed to be uninjured. Roglic crossed the finish line in the first position of the peloton and maintains the Red Jersey for another day.






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