La Vuelta – Remco Evenepoel cracks for the first time, Richard Carapaz wins the 14th stage – Eurosport FR

It’s unprecedented. Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) failed for the first time in this Vuelta 2022 on Saturday. In the highest percentages of the Sierra de la Pandera (8.4km at 7.8%), the Belgian lost the wheel of Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) then Enric Mas, while Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) began his mano a mano with these two for the victory of this 14th stage between Montoro and the Sierra de la Pandera (160km). The Ecuadorian finally resisted the return of the favorites to win by a few seconds, for the second time in a few days. Evenepoel kept his red jersey but lost time (52″) on Primoz Roglic and (finally) showed some limits. Until the end, this first high mountain stage of the weekend was undecided. But the Olympic champion, left behind overall, showed that he still had the juice to do well in this Tour of Spain.Party in a breakaway which took time to take shape, Richard Carapaz waited for the descent of the front -last difficulty of the day, the Puerto de los Villares, to join Luis Leon Sanchez in the lead.Tour of SpainRoglic puts pressure on Evenepoel: “the race is still long”18 MINUTES AGOAn iron Carapaz for a double : the finish of the 14th stage on video From then on, the two men were first caught by Clément Champoussin (AG2R-Citroën) and Filippo Conca (Lotto-Soudal) before letting them go again in the ascent of the Sierra de la Pandera, which has done a lot of damage On slopes with passages over 15% , Carapaz then flew alone to the final victory. But behind, the fight between favorites was quick to take shape. Evenepoel under pressurePrimoz Roglic placed the first banderilla, without response from Remco Evenepoel. One would have believed the Belgian in the management, but it was indeed his first failure since the start of this Vuelta. After Roglic, it was the turn of Enric Mas (Movistar) then Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) to drop the red jersey. As champion, the leader of the general classification then tried to lose as few seconds as possible, and his savings late at the finish remained under a minute behind his Slovenian rival (48” + 4” bonus for Roglic’s 3rd place). In the general classification, Evenepoel is therefore still in the red jersey, with 1’49” ahead of Roglic and 2’43” over Mas.Roglic puts pressure on Evenepoel: “the race is still long” If it were obvious that the Vuelta was not yet over and this weekend was shaping up to be decisive, it is now certain that Remco Evenepoel also has weaknesses. Sunday will reach more than 2000m.To see if the Belgian will be able to resist the pressure of the air and that of his adversaries.Tour of SpainAn iron Carapaz for a double: the arrival of the 14th stage in video36 MINUTES AGOTour of SpainGeneral classification: Roglic launches hostilities and the recovery operation43 MINUTES AGO