I shook Magnus Cort Nielsen on Wednesday, reaching the goal of Valdepeñas de Jaén. After a huge effort to avoid the destiny of him, the Danish runner plotted the final meters moving diagonally, thus drawing the most demanding slopes of the precious arrival in which Roglic added the second victory of him. Afterwards, already recovered the resolve it raised the white flag for the stage of this Thursday, exhausted after two consecutive flight days, although the route is adjusted as a glove to its characteristics.
But Cort is a hard guy and despite the cumulative fatigue, he decides to make an effort more to overcome the two mountain ports before arrival in Córdoba, hardened by a UAE that intended to clean the pure velockets and thus increase the victory options with Matteo Trentin. The Danish of Eph holds in the group, on the wake of a stunning bike Exchange that tries to prepare a perfect arrival at Michael Matthews, that runner who is always but rarely wins. And, at the last moment, Cort sees himself the opportunity of him and sewls over her, released by his partner Jens Keukereiere, perfect at the 'Timing' to leave the Australian out of play.
His blond mustache on the podium put the brooch at a stage that was running at the speed of vertigo, thanks mostly about 90 initial kilometers in which there were constant leakage attempts without any come to comfort, all this seasoned by temperatures Upcoming 40 degrees. In the end they managed to escape eight men, but the UAE at no time left them more than a minute and a half, condemning them from their own germ to future neutralization.
On the way there was a fall that affected Primoz Roglic and Adam Yates, but both rose from asphalt without apparent problems to face the first ascent, the Saint Jerome High of the third category. In his ramps, Richard Carapaz and Omar Fraile, discarded long before the expected, confirming both who are not in good condition, and perhaps affected by the fall. Both came to the goal with 22 minutes late and we will have to see if they continue in the race.
Neutralized the eight fugitives, a new group tested luck in the high 14%, crowned 20 kilometers away. Bardet, Vine, Henao and Ciccone were well understood, but from behind a peloton launched by the Bike Exchange in a stretch of highway, the ideal land for a hunt for these features. Everything seemed perfect for the launch of Matthews until Keukeliere grabbed Cort to his wheel and broke the dynamics of 'sprint' to get a just rematch and join the double club on this round next to Roglic, Philipsen, Jakobsen and Storer. And eiking, who has not won, stays happy with his red jersey.Updated Date: 26 August 2021, 12:11