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VUELTA’23 Stage 19: Dainese Dances to Stage Victory!


Stage Report: Alberto Dainese took the dash stage 19 into Íscar. The whole lot was set for an additional Kaden Groves win, however he was taken out in a crash with a few kilometre from the road. Filippo Ganna tried his sprinters legs, however completed second. There was no change within the GC.

Stage 19 finale

Alberto Dainese (dsm-firmenich) gained the nineteenth stage of the Vuelta a España on Friday. The Italian was quickest within the bunch dash forward of Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) and Marijn van den Berg (EF Training-EasyPost). Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) continues to be chief of the overall classification.

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Win for Alberto Dainese

Race director: Fernando Escartín: “Flat stage with a probable dash to the finish-line, and the second-last alternative for the peloton’s quickest riders to acquire a stage victory. The wind, ought to it seem, will be the solely complication to problem the riders, who will undoubtedly be extraordinarily drained by this level.”

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Stage 19 profile

The route of the nineteenth stage was very flat, there was some quick drags, however nothing the peloton would discover. There have been no categorised climbs between the beginning in La Bañeza and the ending in Íscar. The one downside might be the wind, however it was very probably that the sprinters would battle it out after 177 kilometres.

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Remco Evenepoel signing the paintings created by the native artist @artesprada earlier than the beginning of right now’s stage

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Stage 19 begin in La Bañeza

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A flat day forward

The early break was made up of 4 riders: Clément Davy (Groupama-FDJ), Paul Lapeira (AG2R Citroën), Mathis Le Berre (Arkéa-Samsic) and Michal Schlegel (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA). They managed to take a lead of just below 3 minutes. Within the peloton, Alpecin-Deceuninck and UAE Workforce Emirates, the groups of Kaden Groves and Juan Sebastián Molano, did all of the work and managed the peloton.

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The wind was the one impediment

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A day for Kaden Groves

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Lengthy straight roads on this a part of Spain

The break was caught about 20 kilometres from the end. Instantly Samuele Battistella went on the assault. The Italian of Astana Qazaqstan couldn’t maintain off the peloton on his personal, and with 10 kilometres to go he was pulled in. A bunch dash was now on the menu.

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The (failed) break of the day – Paul Lapeira (AG2R Citroën), Mathis Le Berre (Arkéa Samsic), Michal Schlegel (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Clément Davy (Groupama-FDJ)

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A real transition/sprinters day

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Alpecin-Deceuninck labored all day for Groves, however UAE have been there for Molano

With 2 kilometres to go, INEOS Grenadiers have been on the entrance. It was Geraint Thomas who led the sprint-train for Filippo Ganna. Alpecin-Deceuninck was additionally in good place with Kaden Groves, however simply earlier than the beginning of the ultimate kilometre, the inexperienced jersey wearer was introduced down in a crash, in all probability brought on by one among his personal males.

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A crash with 1K to go took Groves out

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Dianese needed to get previous Ganna

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It regarded like Ganna had began his print too early

There was a small group left on the entrance that sprinted for the win. Ganna was positioned nicely and was holding off the fast-finishing Iván García Cortina. It was Alberto Dainese who had an additional kick in his legs and he ultimately eased previous his countryman. The dsm-firmenich rider claimed the victory. Ganna completed second, forward of Marijn van den Berg. All of the GC males completed safely, so nothing modified general.

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The sprinter bought the higher of the pursuiter

Stage winner, Alberto Dainese (dsm-firmenich): “We did a brilliant job. We have been trying again to the opposite sprints to see what we did fallacious. And right now we delivered. I used to be unfortunate to lose two teammates within the crash however they delivered me within the good place, the place I needed to be, and I’m tremendous completely happy to complete such arduous work this fashion. It’s very nice. I actually needed to finish the season in a great way and likewise to finish my time with DSM in a great way. That is particular. As we speak I felt loads of stress as a result of I knew it was nearly the final alternative for the dash. Yesterday, we have been talking [with Filippo Ganna] within the gruppetto about sprinting and now I’ve completed it.”

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The win for Dianese

Total chief, Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma): “Lately are extra irritating now. Usually, I simply sit on the again and journey to the end line however now there’s a bit extra to lose. The blokes helped me very well right now, we have been at all times up entrance and one other day completed. The tempo was okay. Generally it’s higher to maintain a little bit of stress on the legs. It was at all times type of an annoying wind from the aspect so it wasn’t too too straightforward. There’s no straightforward day within the third week. I believe in these phases the place it’s extra relaxed alongside the day, folks take threat and crash in the long run however we stayed out of hassle. It’s fairly just a few climbs tomorrow! However we have now a very robust group and we will go into tomorrow with loads of confidence. But it surely’s gonna be a very arduous day, everyone seems to be gonna go all in.”

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Yet another arduous stage to go and the 2023 Vuelta a España will likely be gained by Sepp Kuss

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Vuelta a España Stage 19 Consequence:
1. Alberto Dainese (Ita) dsm-firmenich in 3:42:09
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers
3. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Training-EasyPost
4. Davide Cimolai (Ita) Cofidis
5. Iván García Cortina (Ita) Movistar
6. Maurice Ballerstedt (Ger) Alpecin-Deceuninck
7. Lewis Askey (GB) Groupama-FDJ
8. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
9. Fernando Barceló (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10. Jonas Koch (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe.

Vuelta a España Total After Stage 19:
1. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma in 69:14:04
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:17
3. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:08
4. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Workforce Emirates at 4:00
5. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 4:19
6. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 4:30
7. Cian Uijtdebroeks (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe at 7:37
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 8:35
9. João Almeida (Por) UAE Workforce Emirates at 10:34
10. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 12:34.


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