Mads Pedersen fulfills favorite role with mighty sprint, Tim Merlier falls on sloping finish line | Vuelta

Mads Pedersen fulfills favorite role with mighty sprint, Tim Merlier falls on sloping finish line | Vuelta
Mads Pedersen fulfills favorite role with mighty sprint, Tim Merlier falls on sloping finish line | Vuelta

VueltaAfter a lot of places of honor finally a prize for Mads Pedersen in the Vuelta. Trek-Segafredo’s Dane was the top favorite in Montilla on a sloping finish line and finished it off with aplomb. Belgian champion Tim Merlier fell through, Remco Evenepoel had a quiet day in his red leader’s jersey.



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Ronda-Montilla, the ride in which a corona-positive Juan Ayuso was allowed to start. The explanation: The 19-year-old Spaniard from UAE Team Emirates was found to be asymptomatic and the risk of contagion was low. Earlier we saw a similar scene with Rafal Majka, teammate of Ayuso, in the last Tour de France.

It was the theme of the day, because the ride itself was not too much. The honors during the 168 rolling kilometers through Andalusia were observed by three escapees. Bou, Okamika and Van den Berg never rode together for more than four minutes. The sprinter teams kept control.

Evenepoel liked to see it all happen just before another crucial weekend – a quiet day for the red jersey. A new exam presented itself for Belgian champion Merlier. The finish was slightly uphill and was reserved for power sprinters à la Mads Pedersen.



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