Primoz Roglic wins duel against Richard Carapaz in Vuelta a España Stage 8 and gets closer to GC lead
Oct 29 2020 12:24 am CET

Primoz Roglic wins duel against Richard Carapaz in Vuelta a España Stage 8 and gets closer to GC lead
Primoz Roglic wins duel against Richard Carapaz in Vuelta a España Stage 8 and gets closer to GC lead
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has taken the victory of the eight stage of the Vuelta a España after a strong battle in the last kilometres against Richard Carapaz, who maintained the lead of the General Classification.

A group of seven riders -including Remi Cavagna, Rui Costa, Angel Madrazo and Julien Simon- formed the escape during the first part of the 164.6-kilometre route of the eight stage of the day, which featured two climbs of the first category, including the mountain finish.

The breakaway got a gap of more than five minutes while teams like Ineos Grenadiers, EF Pro Cycling, Israel Start-Up Nation, Jumbo-Visma and Movistar took the control of the pack. With seven kilometres to go, the last of the escapees was caught while Movistar's Alejandro Valverde attacked and managed to keep slimming down the peloton but was soon caught and dropped.

At around three kilometres from the finish Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) launched an attack and was followed by Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) while riders like Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation), Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) followed them closely.

A few metres later, Carthy was caught by the others while Kuss continued by himself but soon he was caught and dropped by Carapaz and Roglic. The duo was joined by the other favourites and right after, Vlasov tried his luck and metres later was joined by Roglic and Carapaz and both of them had a fight on the last metres and in the last stretch the Slovenian national champion was stronger and crossed the finish line 13 seconds ahead of the Ecuadorian, taking his second victory in the race.

Martin arrived to the finish 19 seconds after Roglic, Vlasov 25 seconds behind and Carthy 33 seconds.









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