The Trek-Segafredo rider Mads Pedersen confirmed preferrred energy as he sprinted to win level 13 of the Vuelta a Espaa, a 168.4km flat journey from Ronda to Montilla, on Friday. The Dane edged out Bryan Coquard of Cofidis after chasing an extended dash from UAE Team Emirates’ Pascal Ackermann, who got here 3rd.
The issues classification chief made the many of the uphill end in Montilla as he crossed the road along with his hands within the air, celebrating his first level win at the Vuelta.
“We knew that the final was super good so the boys did good today and everyone was focused the whole day,” Pedersen, the 2019 international champion, mentioned. “I’m happy that I could finally get the win and give the boys back for all the work they did so far. It’s really nice for all of us.
“We came here for a stage win and now we have won. We’ll keep fighting to get one more. It’s super nice with a comfortable lead in the points jersey.”
The race chief, Remco Evenepoel of Quick-Step – Alpha Vinyl, who suffered a crash on Thursday, got here thru Friday’s level safely and retained his purple jersey.
Before the level, Juan Ayuso returned a good Covid-19 take a look at however UAE Team Emirates mentioned the Spaniard would proceed within the race as a result of his PCR file confirmed he used to be asymptomatic and had an excessively low chance of infectivity.
The Cofidis rider José Herrada, who left the race forward of the level 10 time trial after checking out certain, used to be reputedly unimpressed that some others have been in a position to proceed racing. “Some go home without knowing their viral load. Others race on knowing they are positive while waiting for viral load results. Let the circus go on,” Herrada tweeted. “And no, I’m no longer speaking about Ayuso, as anyone has already mentioned. Mostly as a result of I have no idea his case in-depth sufficient to speak about it.”