Carapaz remains level on time at La Vuelta

31 Oct 2020

Carapaz remains level on time at La Vuelta

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Vuelta a Espana - Stage 11 » Villaviciosa › Alto de la Farrapona, 170km

Richard Carapaz and Primoz Roglic remain locked on the same time at the top of the general classification following a tough day of climbing at the Vuelta.

The duo crossed the line together in ninth and 10th respectively atop the Alto de la Farrapona, with Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) retaining the most slender of advantages.

A barrage of tough climbs were ticked off by the peloton, with a select group arriving together at the finish, 1:03 behind the day's victorious breakaway.

Cameron Wurf got through a lot of work at the head of the race, setting a tempo during the middle portion of the stage, with Chris Froome, Dylan van Baarle and Andrey Amador heading onto the final climb alongside Carapaz.

As the pace was increased the group slowly began to reduce, but with Sunday's finish on the Alto de l'Angliru looming large, it was stalemate amongst the top contenders.


- Gabriel Rasch

"In general it was a very hard stage, with a hard pace from the start. The big names and GC favourites look to be waiting a little bit for tomorrow. On today's stage the hardest climbs were the two middle ones and the last climb was also hard, but not hard enough to really make a difference.

"In the end it was quite controlled and for Richie there wasn't much he could do. He needs to wait for others to attack first and the race to be a bit more open before he starts making moves."
Overall standings:

1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 45:20:31
2. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) s.t.
3. Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) +25"
4. Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) +58''
5. Enric Mas (Movistar) +1'54''