Jonas Vingegaard wins at the top in Bejes and makes up time for Sepp Kuss, before the legendary finish at Angliru on Wednesday.
This Tuesday, the 16th stage arriving at the summit of Bejes once again smiled on the recent winner of the Tour de France, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma). A breakaway left after more than half the stage and a huge battle with the peloton, when there were already less than 60 kilometers to go. On a stage without difficulty listed before the final ascent (4.9 km at 8.5%), the six leading men never managed to gain much more than a minute's lead over a peloton led by a Jumbo Visma not satisfied. Jonas Vingegaard launched the hostilities three kilometers from the finish and was never caught by the favorites who looked at each other, led at a moderate pace by the Bahrain-Victorious. The Dane won ahead of Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Team Emirates) and came back 29 seconds behind Sepp Kuss in the General Classification. Primoz Roglic also took a few seconds back in the red jersey, but moved to 3rd behind Jonas Vingegaard.
Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) managed to join the breakaway to take 20 more points to the green jersey by taking the lead in the intermediate sprint, while he was still under threat from Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) in this ranking. The Belgian quickly got up, probably to preserve himself with a view to arriving at Angliru tomorrow. He keeps his best climber jersey. Luis Léon Sánchez (Astana Qazaqstan Team), who had announced his retirement the day before at the end of the season, fell heavily and was forced to retire. It was perhaps the last professional race for the Spaniard with an impressive record: winner of 4 stages of the Tour de France, winner of a Paris-Nice and two Clasica San Sebastian, champion of Spain in line and against -the watch, best climber in a Tour of Spain... Tomorrow, the legendary arrival at the Alto de l'Angliru will leave nothing to chance (13.1km at 9.4%, with passages at almost 20%). This legendary pass should make the favorite teams want to control the race to try to win strong at the top. Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) will have a pitch that suits him perfectly to try to destabilize the red jersey Sepp Kuss and his teammates. The Jumbo Visma could also, if they are still the strongest, fight among themselves for the stage victory but also the General Classification.
Here is the stage classification and the general classification of the Vuelta, 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 for the French and Italian classics but also for the three grand tours (Giro, Tour de France, Vuelta), the Eurosport group has been appointed to broadcast all of the stages of the 2023 Tour of Spain 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 are the details of the Tour of Spain 2023 route 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 Zarzuela Hippodrome in Madrid. The list of steps: