LIVE Vuelta: The final week of the Vuelta starts with a tough “sprinter stage”, a chance for Merlier? | Vuelta a Espana 2022


Tue 06 September 2022

13:06

Vuelta a España: Stage 16

road race Road race sunny 27°C distance 189.4 km
location 13:02: Sanlucar de Barrameda – 17:30: Tomares

yet187 km

    1. Luis Angel Mate (SPA)
    2. Other Okamika (SPA)
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    1. Luis Angel Mate (SPA)
    2. Other Okamika (SPA)

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The final week of the Vuelta is getting going again today with a “sprinter stage”. Although in Spain this should always be taken with a grain of salt. No cartload of altimeters, but a tough final. Too difficult for sprinters à la Tim Merlier? Find out here.

  1. 13 hours 08. The lead of the two compatriots is already 45 seconds. .

    The lead of the two compatriots is already 45 seconds.

  2. 13h 05. 2 Spaniards immediately opt for the attack: Ander Okamina from Burgos-BH and Luis Angel Mate from Euskaltel-Euskadi). What is the platoon doing? .

    2 Spaniards immediately opt for the attack: Ander Okamina from Burgos-BH and Luis Angel Mate from Euskaltel-Euskadi). What is the platoon doing?

  3. 13 hours 03 match started

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    The 16th Vuelta stage has started, without Maxim van Gils and Esteban Chaves. There are still 142 riders in the race.

  4. 12 noon 49. The rest day has been good. This will be the most important week of my career, every day is a queen ride. Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl).

    The rest day has paid off. This will be the most important week of my career, every day is a queen ride.

    Remco Evenepoel (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl)

  5. 12 hours 48.
  6. 12 o’clock 45. In principle, today it is important to keep Primoz Roglic out of the hectic pace. Sprinting itself will be for Madrid. Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma).

    In principle, today it is important to keep Primoz Roglic out of the hectic pace. Sprinting itself will be for Madrid.

    Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)

  7. 12 hours 44.
  8. 12 hours 40. The ride is a lot harder than everyone thinks. I think we have a better chance from the flight than in a sprint with Degekolb. Joris Nieuwenhuis (DSM Team).

    The ride is a lot harder than everyone thinks. I think we have a better chance from the flight than in a sprint with Degekolb.

    Joris Nieuwenhuis (DSM Team)

  9. 12 hours 39.
  10. 12h36. It’s a tough final, but we’re going to do everything we can to make sure Tim Merlier can start his sprint in perfect position. Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

    It is a difficult final, but we will do everything we can to ensure that Tim Merlier can start his sprint in perfect position.

    Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin-Deceuninck)

  11. 12 o’clock 35.
  12. 12 hours 26. The Vuelta a España finished once before in Tomares. In 2017 Matteo Trentin, then employed by Quick Step, took his third stage win. In his green jersey, the Italian was the fastest of the entire pack at the time. Trentin would also win the final stage in Madrid, but because overall winner Chris Froome also sprinted for the victory and finished 11th, the points jersey also went home with the Kenyan Brit. .

    The Vuelta a España finished once before in Tomares. In 2017 Matteo Trentin, then employed by Quick Step, took his third stage win. In his green jersey, the Italian was the fastest of the entire pack at the time.

    Trentin would also win the final stage in Madrid, but because overall winner Chris Froome also sprinted for the victory and finished 11th, the points jersey also went home with the Kenyan Brit.

  13. 12 noon 22. 2017: Trentin wins in Tomares.

    2017: Trentin wins in Tomares

  14. 12 o’clock 17. Which fast men are left? On paper, today’s stage could end in a bunch sprint and then it’s time to look forward to Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck). The Belgian champion has to survive the nod at the end and a few teams will undoubtedly open the throttle there. Just think of Trek for Mads Pedersen.  Still contenders today: Kaden Groves, previously stage winner, Danny van Poppel, Pascal Ackermann, Bryan Coquard, Daniel McLay and perhaps Mike Teunissen.  .

    Which fast men are left?

    On paper, today’s stage could end in a bunch sprint and then it’s time to look forward to Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Deceuninck). The Belgian champion has to survive the nod at the end and a few teams will undoubtedly open the throttle there. Just think of Trek for Mads Pedersen.

    Still contenders today: Kaden Groves, previously stage winner, Danny van Poppel, Pascal Ackermann, Bryan Coquard, Daniel McLay and perhaps Mike Teunissen.

  15. 06-09-2022.
  16. 5 p.m. 57. Too tricky for sprinters? After a well-deserved rest day, the Spanish course designers give the riders an extra day off. The organization was allowed to look for flat roads around Seville, but seems to have found them anyway. The peloton will start in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda and work their way up a relatively flat road to the finish in Tomares. But it wouldn’t be the Vuelta if there weren’t a small pimple on the face of the course. At 8 kilometers from the end, the knees of the sprinters will start to tremble. Right in the final there is still a climb of 1.5 kilometers (on average at 6%). Freebooters will use it as a launch pad, sprinter teams hope to control it. The perfect springboard to an accident-prone final. Once the selection has been made, the riders dive into a winding passage. The pendulum work is the harbinger of a sloping final straight line. You already read it, it will be a nervous battle to start in a good position. Whether all sprinters will still fight for the wheel of the strong Mads Pedersen, remains the key question. .

    Too difficult for sprinters?

    After a well-deserved rest day, the Spanish course designers give the riders an extra day off. The organization was allowed to look for flat roads around Seville, but seems to have found them anyway. The peloton will start in the coastal town of Sanlucar de Barrameda and work their way up a relatively flat road to the finish in Tomares.

    But it wouldn’t be the Vuelta if there weren’t a small pimple on the face of the course. At 8 kilometers from the end, the knees of the sprinters will start to tremble. Right in the final there is still a climb of 1.5 kilometers (on average at 6%). Freebooters will use it as a launch pad, sprinters’ teams hope to control it. The perfect springboard to an accident-prone final.

    Once the selection has been made, the riders dive into a winding passage. The pendulum work is the harbinger of a sloping final straight line. You already read it, it will be a nervous battle to start in a good position. Whether all sprinters will still fight for the wheel of the strong Mads Pedersen, remains the key question.

  17. 5 p.m. 56. How tough is the final week of the Vuelta? Madrid is getting closer and closer. Remco Evenepoel’s stranglehold on the Vuelta may have become a little less tight, but the cards are still favourable. Our commentators estimate the final week below and conclude: “He still has the Vuelta a España under control.” .

    How tough is the final week of the Vuelta?

    Madrid is getting closer and closer. Remco Evenepoel’s stranglehold on the Vuelta may have become a little less tight, but the cards are still favourable. Our commentators estimate the final week below and conclude: “He still has the Vuelta a España under control.”

  18. 17 hours 55.
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ride date type of ride start-finish total winner leader
1 19/08 18:30 team time trial Utrecht – Utrecht 23.3 km TJV Sink
2 20/08 13:36 road race ‘s-Hertogenbosch – Utrecht 175.1 km Bennett Teunissen
3 21/08 12:53 road race Breda – Breda 193.2 km Bennett affinity
4 23/08 13:53 road race semi mountain stage Vitoria-Gasteiz – Laguardia 152.5 km roglic roglic
5 24/08 13:01 road race semi mountain stage Irun – Bilbao 187.2 km Soler Molard
6 25/08 12:36 road race mountain stage Bilbao – Pico Jano 181.2 km Vine Evenepoel
7 26/08 12:32 road race semi mountain stage Camargo – Cistierna 190 km Herrada Evenepoel
8 27/08 13:30 road race mountain stage Pola de Laviana – Collau Fancuaya 153.4 km Vine Evenepoel
9 28/08 12:53 road race mountain stage Villaviciosa – Les Praeres 171.4 km Meintjes Evenepoel
10 30/08 13:53 individual time trial Elche – Alicante 30.9 km Evenepoel Evenepoel
11 31/08 12:56 road race Alhama de Murcia – Cabo de Gata 191.2 km Groves Evenepoel
12 01/09 12:33 road race semi mountain stage Salobrena – Penas Blancas 192.7 km carapaz Evenepoel
13 02/09 13:37 road race Ronda – Montilla 168.4 km Pedersen Evenepoel
14 03/09 13:13 road race mountain stage Montoro – Sierra de la Pandera 160.3 km carapaz Evenepoel
15 04/09 13:17 road race mountain stage Martos – Sierra Nevada 152.6 km Arensman Evenepoel
16 06/09 13:02 road race Sanlucar de Barrameda – Tomares 189.4 km yet 186.98 km
17 07/09 13:21 road race semi mountain stage Aracena – Monasterio de Tentudia 162.3 km
18 08/09 12:19 road race mountain stage Trujillo – Alto de Piornal 192 km
19 09/09 14:03 road race mountain stage Talavera de la Reina – Talavera de la Reina 138.3 km
20 10/09 12:45 road race mountain stage Moralzarzal – Puerto de Navacerrada 181 km
21 11/09 17:26 road race Las Rozas de Madrid – Madrid 96.7 km

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