Team ride hard as Carapaz retains red

27 Oct 2020

Team ride hard as Carapaz retains red

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Vuelta a Espana - Stage 7 » Vitoria-Gasteiz › Villanueva de Valdegovia, 159.7km

Richard Carapaz remained in the red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana as the INEOS Grenadiers rode hard to protect the race lead.

A dangerous group of riders pushed on up the road on a day that featured two climbs of the tough Puerto de Orduna. The team were pressed into action with 36 men combining in the breakaway. The Grenadiers rode well to peg the advantage, with Chris Froome, Michal Golas, Dylan van Baarle and Cameron Wurf setting a tempo.

Andrey Amador then put in a large turn to drive the peloton into the closing stages. In the end it was Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling) who prevailed from the breakaway, coming home 56 seconds ahead of the bunch.

Carapaz holds the same 18-second overall advantage over Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling), with the top eight positions going unchanged.
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Overall standings:

1. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) 28:23:51
2. Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) +18"
3. Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) +20"
4. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) +30"
5. Enric Mas (Movistar) +1:07"