The Team DSM rider Thymen Arensman gained degree 15 of the Vuelta a Espaa, a 153km mountainous path from Martos to Sierra Nevada, as Remco Evenepoel fought laborious to retain his crimson jersey.
Arensman attacked to catch and move Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) at the ultimate 22.3km climb and driven on on my own to win his first degree at a grand excursion.
The Dutchman was once the one rider from the massive breakaway at the “queen stage” who was once ready to withstand Movistar rider Enric Mas, who was once 2nd after completing 1min 23sec in the back of the winner.
“It’s still really hard to believe, it really hasn’t sunk in,” Arensman advised Eurosport. “When I was alone… I only kept thinking that I got to push and it was enough. It’s unbelievable.”
Miguel ngel López of Astana Qazaqstan got here 3rd, whilst Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s workforce chief Evenepoel completed tenth after coming beneath drive early at the ultimate climb.
Evenepoel retained his lead however misplaced time to Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic, who attacked within the ultimate kilometers and completed 5th.
Evenepoel is 1min 34sec forward of Roglic with Mas in 3rd position, 2min 01sec in the back of.
After a leisure day on Monday, the peloton will select up once more on Tuesday’s degree 16, a 189km path from Sanlúcar de Barrameda to Tomares.