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Pellizotti in the stage Top Ten

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Roquetas de Mar, 29th August 2018 – Even today the breakaway has beaten the bunch and so the Australian Simon Clarke won the stage on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with our Franco Pellizotti and Hermann Pernsteiner respectively in 9th and 14th position.

“We knew that even today the break had a great chance to arrive – explains the 40 year old Italian rider – Hermann and I managed to escape from the peloton. The goal was to make him gain some position in the standings – he went from the 29th to the 19th place – and try to win the stage “.

“Too bad that the attackers were more than twenty – Franco continues – and we could not get along even when we remained ten more or less. Everyone tried to attack and in the end we could not get into the right action”.

Vincenzo Nibali also tried to get into the breakaway but the red jersey team immediately closed the gap: “Today I was definitely better – says Vincenzo – and the route was made to try to go on the break. I tried but they did not let me go! “.

SD Harald Morsher: “The first 50km went very fast and then the right break started only on the first ascent. It was a continuous fight and our two riders were good at staying with the best, it took a bit more luck “.

The young French Rudy Molard, who was in the break, took the red jersey with Ion Izagirre now 7th in the GC with a 1’31” gap from the new leader.

Sixth stage and second arrival for sprinters of this Vuelta. The race starts from Huércal-Overa to get to San Javier Mar Menor after 155km. The route has only two third category climbs before a long flat stretch that leads to the finish line.

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