Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:25 [GMT + 2]

Less than a minute

The pack only trails by 48'' as they enter the last 50km.

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:21 [GMT + 2]

Alto de Kampazar (km 119.7)

1. Jauregui, 3 pts

2. Bol, 2 pts

3. Cavagna, 1 pt

The peloton trails by 1'12'' at the summit.

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:17 [GMT + 2]

Valverde: “I don’t think I’m too bad”

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) is participating in his 28th Grand Tour with ambitions: “We know it’s going to be hard La Vuelta anyway and we have to be as animated as possible. We’ll see how the rivals are doing but I don’t think I’m too bad. And for sure we have strong teammates so that’s something we need to make the most of. It’s...

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:10 [GMT + 2]

Movistar drive the bunch towards the 2nd climb of the day

The attackers lead by 1'27'' at the bottom of the Alto de Kanpazar (cat-3): 6.7km at 4.1%.

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:03 [GMT + 2]

Zimmermann and Inkelar return to the bunch

They had suffered a crash in the downhill from Puerto de Udana.

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 16:02 [GMT + 2]

Poels: "I feel good and I look forward to racing"

Wout Poels (Bahrain-McLaren) is riding La Vuelta after he completed the Tour de France with a broken rib: “I won a stage in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco on that climb, so it’s a nice one! My rib is all good now so I’m happy to be here at the start. I feel good and I look forward to racing. It’s pretty windy and I think it will be crucial to be focused today....

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 15:53 [GMT + 2]

Puerto de Udana (cat.3, km 98)

1. Jauregui, 3 pts

2. Bol, 2 pts

3. Sütterlin, 1 pt

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 15:53 [GMT + 2]

“Mathias Frank has been ill for the past few days”

Stéphane Goubert, sports director for AG2R-La Mondiale told lavuelta.es why Mathias Frank left the race: “He’s been ill for the past few days. We hoped it would get better as the days went by but he’s still sick. And today’s weather didn’t help.”

 

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 15:38 [GMT + 2]

2 abandons

Mathias Frank (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Ilan Van Wilder (Sunweb) don't make it to the end of the first stage of La Vuelta 2020.

Newsflashes - 20/10 - 15:32 [GMT + 2]

Climbing in the rain

The attackers are facing the cat-3 climb of Puerto de Udana: 6km with an average gradient of 2.3%.

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