A nervous stage 6 of La Vuelta 18 saw Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) dominate a very tight sprint ahead of Danny Van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors). The Frenchman claims his first Grand Tour victory since he took two on the Spanish Grand Tour in 2014. Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) managed to finish in a 50-man bunch to retain the red jersey. But his leader...
Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team): “It’s been a fun day. I’m finally starting to feel a bit like things are getting back to normal and I recover. It’s just nice to do something different, I hadn’t been in a breakaway for years! Otherwise I’d just be sitting in the bunch and not doing much. It’s also interesting ahead of the third week.”...
Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ): “We had anticipated the wind but not that Thibaut (Pinot) would lose time. The goal was to defend the red jersey but also to protect him. The pace picked up when we got out of the village. I don’t know how it happened, I thought I had the guys just behind me and then I heard on the radio Thibaut was behind. He was at the front all day,...
|Road||Kilometers||Schedules Local Time|
|From the finish||From the start||Caravan||44km/h||42km/h||40km/h|
|San Juan de los Terreros||125.7||30||13:14||14:38||14:40||14:43|
|D20 Comienza Puerto. D20||102.2||53.5||13:46||15:10||15:14||15:18|
|Alto del Garrobillo||98.4||57.3||13:51||15:16||15:19||15:23|
|RM-3 Avituallamiento. RM-3||78.5||77.2||14:21||15:43||15:48||15:53|
|Puerto de Mazarrón||71.2||84.5||14:29||15:53||15:58||16:04|
|RM-E22 Comienza Puerto. RM-E22||56.7||99||14:52||16:13||16:19||16:26|
|Alto del Cedacero||52.7||103||14:57||16:18||16:25||16:32|
|Santiago de la Ribera||1.7||154||16:28||17:28||17:38||17:49|
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