La Vuelta – Stage 11
La Vuelta a España
August 24th – September 15th
WEDNESDAY, 4 SEP 2019
Saint Palais > Urdax-Dantxarinea,180km. Hilly
A so-called “transition” stage for the general classification riders saw the success of the day’s breakaway. Any Team Bahrain Merida guys were part of that 14-man group that went clear after around 11km.
“I tried to be in the breakaway, but they didn’t let me go” Dylan Teuns commented at the finish, where the peloton came with a delay of 18’35” from the winner, the Basque Mikel Iturria, who claims a solo home victory.
In fact, today’s course ran through the Basque Country, a mid-mountain route, that could favour the attackers. “Tomorrow there will be another chance maybe” Teuns added, looking forward to a stage win on this edition of La Vuelta a España.
Any change in the overall ranking, with Teuns still 9th and Roglič in red.
“It was the typical breakaway stage and the overall leader’s team controlled the stage” Hermann Pernsteiner stated “It was not so easy because there were lots of climbs. I think it was good to save some energy today. You never know how it will be on the upcoming stages, but for sure it will be hard on next days”.
Starting from tomorrow, with another day on the Basque Country roads and above all the day after tomorrow, with a tough mountain stage 13.
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