Sprint day allows Richie to retain lead

29 Oct 2020

Sprint day allows Richie to retain lead

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Vuelta a Espana - Stage 9 » Castrillo del Val › Aguilar de Campoo, 157.7km

Richard Carapaz completed this third day in the red jersey on a day for the sprinters at the Vuelta a Espana.

The INEOS Grenadiers team leader was comfortable in the peloton and, after finishing safely in the bunch, retained his 13-second advantage at the top of the GC.

With just two breakaway riders up the road the peloton had no issues controlling the stage, with the team able to support Carapaz on the road, with another sprint stage expected on Friday.

At the finish Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) crossed the line first, only to be relegated following a headbutt. The handed the sprint victory to Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe).


- Richard Carapaz

“We knew the finale was a bit dangerous. We had seen the finish a first time and we wanted to be in a good position not to take any chance. In the end, it was quite an easy day. We expected it to be more nervous.”
Overall standings:

1. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) 36:11:01
2. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) +13''
3. Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) +28''
4. Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) +44''
5. Enric Mas (Movistar) +1'54''