Australian cyclist Michael Storer from the DSM team triumphed in Tuesday’s 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.
Photo: TASR / AP, Alvaro Barrientos
Primož Roglič on Vuelte 2021.
After 189 kilometers from Roquetas de Mar, he reached the finish line in Rincon de la Victoria 22 seconds ahead of the second Belgian Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and the third Frenchman Clement Champoussin (AG2R Citroen).
In the group of persecutors, the Danish Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) finished in fifth place, leading to the standings.
After a day off, the decision was made on the hill of Puerto de Almachar (10.6 km, 5.0%), at the top of the climb Storer gained a 35-second lead.
The 24-year-old Australian achieved his second success at the event, rejoicing in the 7th stage. Eiking also fought in the escape and used it to win a red jersey.
Its current bearer Primož Roglič from Slovenia (Jumbo-Visma) attacked from a peloton on a steep hill.
He broke away from the biggest rivals in the overall classification and went to “full throttle” in the downhill, but it got his way and after a hard fall into the gravel he was overtaken by Enric Mas, Miguel Angel Lopez and Jack Haig. However, Egan Bernal and Adam Yates lost.
Eiking leads 58 seconds ahead of the French Guillaume Martin from Cofidis, Roglič is in third place with a gap of 2:17 min.
Return to Spain 2021
Stage 10 (Roquetas de Mar – Rincon de la Victoria, 189 km): 1. Michael Storer (Aus./DSM) 4:09:21 h, 2. Mauri Vansevenant (Belg./Deceuninck-QuickStep), 3. Clement Champoussin (Fr ./AG2R Citroen), 4. Dylan van Baarle (Hol./Ineos Grenadiers), 5. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor. / Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) all +22 s, 6. Jhonatan Narvaez Prado (Ekv./Ineos Grenadiers), 7. Nicholas Schultz (Aus./BikeExchange), 8. Geoffrey Bouchard (Fr./AG2R Citroen), 9. Lilian Calmejane (Fr./AG2R Citroen), 10. Kenny Elissonde (Fr./Trek-Segafredo) all +51
Overall ranking: 1. Eiking 38:37:46 h, 2. Guillaume Martin (Fr./Cofidis) +58 s, 3. Primož Roglič (Slov./Jumbo-Visma) +2: 17, 4. Enric Mas (Šp. / Movistar ) +2: 45, 5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col./Movistar) +3: 38, 6. Jack Haig (Aus./Bahrain-Victorious) +3: 59, 7. Egan Bernal (Col./Ineos Grenadiers) +4: 46, 8. Sepp Kuss (USA / Jumbo-Visma) +4: 57, 9. Adam Yates (V. Brit./Ineos Grenadiers) +5: 01, 10. Felix Grossschartner (Rak./Bora-Hansgrohe ) +5: 42