La Vuelta – The general classification: Primoz Roglic launches hostilities and the operation reassembled on Remco Evenepoel

It’s not yet a revolution but there were some upheavals on the slopes of the Sierra de la Pandera this Saturday during the 14th stage. Solid, and even frankly impressive at times, since the departure of Vuelta, Remco Evenepoel has lowered his head on the attack of Primoz Roglic. If the gaps in the general classification remain significant, they are closing. And that is something new.

History will remember, and it is anything but a surprise, that it was an attack by Primoz Roglic that relaunched Vuelta 2022. There was just over three kilometers left to reach the finish, enough for the Slovenian to resume 52 seconds in the red jersey and thus get closer to 1’49” in the general classification. The podium is held in less than three minutes since Enric Mas, even if he gave up little in the last two kilometers, is 2’43” behind Remco Evenepoel. Behind, we still find the two Spaniards, Carlos Rodriguez (4th, +3’46”) and Juan Ayuso (5th, +4’53”).

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Lopez is getting closer to the Top 5, Almeida too

They are not fighting (yet?) for the podium or the final victory, but Miguel Angel Lopez, the only one to have been able to follow and even beat Primoz Roglic on the line, and Joao Almeida, reassured on the slopes of the Sierra de la Pandora. The first is only one minute and nine seconds from the Top 5, nearly two minutes away for the second, which is gaining momentum. After Wilco Keldermann, who lost two ranks, the hole is made. Tao Geoghegan Hart, the first of the “others” in 9th place, is 8’49” behind Remco Evenepoel and six minutes from fourth position.

The Top 15 of the general classification after the 14th stage

1. Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl
2. Primoz Roglic Jumbo Visma +1’49”
3. Enric Mas Movistar +2’43”
4. Carlos Rodríguez INEOS Grenadiers +3’46”
5. Juan Ayuso UAE Emirates +4’53”
6. Miguel Angel Lopez (+1) Astana – Qazaqstan +6’02”
7.Joao Almeida (+1) UAE Team – Emirates +6’49”
8. Wilco Kelderman (-2) Bora-Hansgroihe +6’56”
9. Tao Geoghegan Hart (+1) INEOS Grenadiers +8’49”
10. Ben O’Connor (+1) AG2R-Citroen +9’12”
11. Thymen Arensman (+1) DSM +9’14”
12. Jan Polanc (-3) UAE Team – Emirates +10’10”
13. Jai Hindley Bora Hansgrohe +11’40”
14. Louis Meintjes (+1) Intermarché-Wanty – Gobert Materials +11’45”
15. Alejandro Valverde (+1) Movistar +12’23”

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