Thank you for following this step with a finale rich in rebounding. We will meet again tomorrow at 1:30 pm for a new hilly stage of 133.6 kilometers. The departure will be scheduled for 2.15 p.m.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) was not very dashing today. The Colombian is losing time on his runner-up Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana). The Russian came back to 1’26 “. The Swiss Gino Mäder (Bahrain) is at 2’08”. The Spaniard of the Trek Segafredo Juan Pedro Lopez remains a serious outsider and is 4’37 “.

After his masterful victory on Sunday, Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Victorious) grabbed the mountain jersey. With 28 points, he keeps 6 points ahead of Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and 11 points over Michael Storer (Team DSM). Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers / 16 pts) and Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious / 15 pts) completed the top 5.

Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) retains his green jersey in the points classification. With 180 points, he keeps 16 points ahead of Belgian Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and 116 points ahead of Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ). Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) complete the Top 5.

After Rein Taaramae, it’s a new red leader’s jersey for the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert team. The Norwegian Odd Christian Eiking is the new leader of the Vuelta after a long stage to take shape for the breakaway. Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) took second place overall, 58 seconds behind the Norwegian. Finally, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), despite his fall, keeps his third place, at 2’17 “. Behind him, the top 10 is completed by: Enric Mas (Movistar / 2’45”), Miguel Angel Lopez ( Movistar / 3’38 “), Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious / 3’59”), Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma / 4’57 “), Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers / 5’01”), Felix Grossschartner (Bora- hansgrohe / 5’42 “).

Egan Bernal lost time on the favorites, 37 seconds in all. We find in this group Adam Yates, Gino Mader, David de la Cruz or Rafal Majka.

Primoz Roglic arrived at 11’49 “from Michael Storer. Vlasov, Lopez, Kuss, Haig, Mas and Grosschartner were among them.

Michael Storer is the second Australian rider to win two stages in a single edition of the Vuelta, after Michael Matthews. Maybe a third by the end of the Vuelta given its form?

After the fall of Roglic, the pace of the red jersey group has significantly reduced. This allowed Sepp Kuss, Alexandr Vlasov and Felix Grossschartner to make their comeback. There are only 3.9 kilometers left for this group.

1.Michael Storer (Team DSM) in 4h09’21 “/ 2.Mauri Vansevenant (Deceuninck-Quick Step) at 22” / 3.Clément Champoussin (AG2R Citroën Team) at 22 “/ 4.Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers) at 22 “/ 5.Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) at 22” / 6.Jhonathan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) at 51 “/ 7.Nick Schulz (Team BikeExchange) at 51” / 8.Geoffrey Bouchard ( AG2R Citroën Team) at 51 “/ 9.Lilian Calmejane (AG2R Citroën Team) at 51” / 10.Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) at 51 “.

Mauri Vansevenant won the beaten sprint and finished second in the stage 22 seconds behind the winner of the day. Clément Champoussin completed the podium ahead of Dylan van Baarle and the new red Odd Christian Eiking jersey.

After attacking in Puerto de Almachar, Michael Storer managed well in the descent and gave his DSM team a second victory. The Australian runner is in exceptional shape.

Primoz Roglic was taking a lot of risks on the descent. The Slovenian fell after slipping in a right turn. He left quickly.

Michael Storer wastes time on the descent. He would only have 24 seconds on Clément Champoussin, Eiking and Vansevenant.

Primoz Roglic is 35 seconds ahead of the Mas group. Lopez, Haig and Kuss are in this group. A small group with Bernal is behind.

Michael Storer loses nothing on the descent. Always 38 seconds ahead of the group of pursuers.

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