The fearsome Angliru climb awaited the Vuelta a Espana riders today and gave us action from the bottom to the top. The upper slopes of the Angliru saw a slow-motion battle for the stage as well as the GC. Hugh Carthy of EF took a memorable win with Alexandr Vlasov (Astana) and Enric Mas (Movistar) rounding out the podium. Richard Carapaz of Ineos found a second wind and made the most of the final few kilometres, putting 10sec into Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic, who looked anything but solid, and but for the help of his teammate Sepp Kuss all the way to the line, he could have lost much more time. It’s still all to play for as the race heads towards its final week.
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Vuelta a Espana 2020 : Stage 6 – Izagirre wins the stage while Carapaz snatches red39
Stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana was a wet and wild one for the race ending on the mist-shrouded slopes of the Formigal. Astana’s Ion Izagirre won from a mega breakaway, assisted by his brother Gorka. The GC group fractured mightily on the final ramp with leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo) unable to stay with his attackers. Ineos’s Richard Carapaz moved into red on a day that smashed the GC into smithereens. Continue reading