Champoussin prevails and Roglic reaffirms himself

September 5, 2021 by archyde

The long-awaited classic had aroused a lot of interest in concentrating five ports in the last 90 km. It was the last cartridge for the secondary places on the podium and the mountain jersey. The twentieth and penultimate stage of the Vuelta was won by the young French runner Clément Champoussin, at the same time as the leader, Primoz Roglic, was once again on display. Enric Mas has confirmed the podium and Jack Haig has snatched the third step from Miguel Ángel Superman Lopez, who has left.

The turning point of the stage was the high of Mougás, where three kilometers from the top the favorites have moved. He attacked Egan Bernal, neutralized by Primoz Roglic, and then Adam Yates tried. Again the Slovenian intervened to select a group alongside Haig, Maider, Mas and Yates. At the top they already had 38 seconds over López and Bernal’s group. The first was saying goodbye to the podium, the second was beginning an ordeal.

At the top Castro de Herville has been when Superman López has entered a totally negative spiral, seeing that the podium was slipping away from him, and he has decided to get off the bike and say goodbye to the Vuelta and leave. His team manager has tried to convince him to keep going, even the cyclist Imanol Erviti has stopped to try to calm the anger of the Colombian, sitting in the gutter, stunned by his decision. Finally, the conqueror of the Gamoniteiru has decided to throw in the towel and leave.

The other side of the coin has been for David de la Cruz from Sabadell. The Catalan cyclist, after a great performance in this Saturday’s stage, has managed to climb to the ninth position of the general and enter the top ten of this year’s edition of the Vuelta.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my