Stage 15 of Vuelta 2021. It was a long stage (197.5km). Rafal Majka (UAE) rode 87km all by himself to take his first win in four years. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo) and Chris Hamilton (DSM) came in second and third respectively. Intermarché-Wanty rode on the front of the peloton. Odd Christian Eiking stays in red. GC top 10 changes not. Rest day tomorrow.
Stage 15: Andorra to Peyragudes, 224.9km
It seemed fitting that on the stage that crossed from Andorra to France in tribute to the 100th Tour de France a young Frenchman would cross the finish line first. FDJ’s Alexandre Geniez took the solo win to seal a brilliant breakaway ride, while the top five in the GC came in together nearly 3½ minutes later. Continue reading
Stage 15: Andorra to Peyragudes, 224.9km, high mountains
This is the queen stage and the longest, by far, of all the stages in this year’s Vuelta (no other stage goes over 200km). Yesterday’s stage was a monster, tomorrow’s stage will be complicated and this stage could spectacularly blow the race apart with a second day of rain and low temperatures forecast.