Victory for Jesús Herrada at the top of La Laguna Negra on this 11th stage, the favorites have neutralized each other.
After a standoff of more than 60 kilometers, a group of 26 riders took off, including Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and his teammate Filippo Ganna, winner the day before, but also Romain Grégoire (Groupama FDJ) , Jonathan Caicedo (EF Education-EasyPost) or Andreas Kron (Lotto Dstny), very prominent since the start of the Vuelta. After a big skimming by Filippo Ganna for his leader Geraint Thomas, 2nd in the Giro this year but already far in the General Classification of this Vuelta, they were 8 to play for victory in the last kilometer at 11.2%. And it was Jesús Herrada, the experienced Spaniard from Cofidis, who was the strongest and won ahead of the young Romain Grégoire and Andreas Kron. He won a Vuelta stage for the third time in his career, each time on a summit finish.
In the peloton, which arrived more than 5 minutes after the winner, no gap is to be noted, the teams of favorites having reached the finish without going to war. The young Cian Uijtdebroeks and Hugh Carthy, the only ones to have tried were caught before the line by Remco Evenepoel and Sepp Kuss, who settled the peloton in a sprint. Sepp Kuss keeps his red jersey 26 seconds ahead of Marc Soler and 1'09 over Evenepoel.
Here is the Vuelta stage classification and general classification, updated at the end of each stage:
The Vuelta traditionally takes place after the Tour de France. For its 78th edition, the start of the Tour of Spain has been scheduled for August 26, from Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, more than a month after the arrival of the Tour de France (July 23). The finish of the Tour of Spain was set three weeks later, on September 17, in Madrid.
Holder of the TV rights to the French and Italian classics as well as the three Grand Tours (Giro, Tour de France, Vuelta), the Eurosport group has been appointed to broadcast all the stages of the Tour of Spain 2023 on its channels.
Here is the start list of the Vuelta 2023 with the competing teams and the list of riders on the starting line.
A route marked by the mountains and which leaves little room for mass arrivals... Here is the detail of the route of the Tour of Spain 2023 with the full map:
After a 14 kilometer team time trial from the seaside of the Barcelona city, the Tour of Spain will end at the Hippodrome de la Zarzuela, in Madrid. The list of steps: