Remco Evenepoel Takes Vuelta a España By Storm

Remco Evenepoel has turned out to be the Bolt at the current Vuelta a España.

Remco Evenepoel

As two of the riders bid farewell to  Vuelta a España on Tuesday, 30th August, on the other hand, Remco Evenepoel came to the event even more vital. After Monday’s rest day, the race leader finished the 30.9km with an edge of 48 seconds over everyone else. 



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Remco is having a fantastic first Grand Tour of his career. Evenepoel flew through the stage in red jersey at a speed of 55.658kph. While Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was not up to the mark at the time trial stage, he finished in second place. His ending time was 24:06.

Rémi Cavagna took third place on the podium. He was a minute behind at 34:18. After the day was over, Evenepoel talked to the media present at the scene. He was amazed at winning by such a huge margin:

48? That’s a big surprise, I saw that my teammate Rémi did very well. It was perfect that he did such a good time trial for me to know the good times because when I was still sitting on the bus I could see that everybody was slowing down in the second part compared to his times.

It took a lot of effort for him to come out on the top but he said that the win was worth it:

I knew I had to push one power all the time because it was flat with a super-hard finish. My legs were so heavy on the last bump. It was actually really hard, but super nice to win this time trial in the red jersey. It’s a nice feeling

The GC’s standing saw a little change.  Roglič is now in second place while Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) has also moved up some ranks on the charts. On the whole, Evenepoel was 1.3kph faster than Rogilic. This leaves  Enric Mas (Movistar), who is now at 3:03.



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Only three riders were able to fall within 5 minutes of the top finisher, namely Rodríguez, Yates, and Ayuso.  Tao Geoghegan Hart and Sivakov are in 9th place on the GC charts while Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) managed to lose four minutes.

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