Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 18 – Remco claims his mountain stage

Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana has been rather overshadowed by far more significant events, especially here in the UK, but today in Spain, the show did go on. Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) won his second stage win on the final summit finish of the final Grand Tour of the year. You’d think bar accident this all but consolidates his overall victory of this year’s race. There was heartbreak for Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) who came within 500m of the line only to be pipped to the post by ruthless Remco. Enric Mas (Movistar), who attacked everywhere he could, took second place on the day, with Gesink deservedly rounding out the podium.

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 16 – Mads takes stage, but Rog chaos talk of the day

A stage as flat as a pancake, *they said*. A rare day for the sprinters at La Vuelta, *they said*. An easy day for Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep) to hold on to the Red Jersey, *they said*. An attack with 3km to go from Jumbo Visma’s Primoz “No Risk, No Glory” Roglic, *NOBODY said*.

Stage 16 of the 2022 Vuelta should have come with a health warning. From a Grand Tour with zilcho drama, to essentially the drama of seven seasons (may be exaggerating, may also not be) happening within the final 3km of today’s parcours. In a nutshell, all you need to know is that a sprinter, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), did win the stage and there was no change to the overall standings… but that is only the tip of a very large iceberg. Let’s start at the very beginning 3km to go.
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VeloVoices Podcast 202: We’re not medical experts but…

Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan pull apart the second week of Vuelta action and ask:

  • Will Remco hold on to his lead?
  • Is Remco good for cycling?
  • Are UAE the new Movistar?
  • Will Carapaz flourish at EF?

We also keep an eye on the Tour of Britain, the Maryland Cycling Classic and sneak a peak at the upcoming World Championships.

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 10 – Remco scorches in Alicante time trial

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 11 – Kudos for Kaden, Remco still rojo

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 12 – Carapaz comes good on Penas Blancas

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 13 – Mads finally takes his stage

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 14 – Roglic Rocks Remco, stage win for Carapaz

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 15 Arensman shines on Sierra summit, Remco keeps red