Roglic triumphed on Wednesday at the Angliru ahead of Vingegaard, who came within 8 seconds of Kuss. Last arrival at the summit this Thursday for the final explanation.
The final mountain stage of this Vuelta arrives this Thursday at Puerto de la Cruz de Linares. Perhaps the last opportunity for Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) to overturn the Vuelta, he who came back 8 seconds behind his teammate and red jersey Sepp Kuss yesterday, finishing in the same time as the winner Primoz Roglic. As expected, the final explanation took place between the Jumbo Visma who signed a new hat-trick at the top of the Angliru. Sepp Kuss, third in the stage, saved the red jersey on his birthday but seems to be weakening very slightly compared to his two teammates. With no less than five passes on the program today, including the last one of 8.3 kilometers at 8.5% which will be crossed twice, the three Jumbo Visma will have ideal terrain to fight once again. Above the rest since the start of this Tour of Spain, Roglic and Vingegaard do not seem willing to give this Vuelta a gift to Sepp Kuss, current red jersey and who helped them win the Giro and the Tour de France respectively This year.
Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious), very fit and fourth in the stage yesterday, came back very close to Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) in the General Classification. He will also try to be offensive to regain 4th place overall from his compatriot, helped by his teammates Wout Poels and Santiago Buitrago, who were very strong yesterday. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) will undoubtedly be offensive once again, because the Jumbo Visma could this time let the breakaway win the stage. Romain Bardet (DSM Firmenich), on his feet since the start of this Vuelta and 2nd in stage behind Evenepoel in Larra-Belagua, today perhaps has one last chance to win a stage.
Stage classification and 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 for 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: