Arensman wins 15th Vuelta stage – Roglic continues to catch up

Cycling : Arensman wins 15th stage of the Vuelta – Roglic continues to catch up

Defended the red jersey despite losing time again: Remco Evenepoel. Photo: David Stockman/BELGA/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Sierra Nevada (AP) After losing time the day before, the Belgian professional cyclist Remco Evenepoel once again asserted his overall lead on the queen stage of the 77th Tour of Spain. But the Slovenian defending champion Primoz Roglic was able to close the gap to the 22-year-old Belgian again on Sunday.

After 152.6 kilometers from Martos to the mountain finish on the Hoya de la Mora in the Sierra Nevada at an altitude of 2507 meters, the Dutchman Thymen Arensman secured the victory of the day as a soloist. Roglic, who had won the tour for the past three years, finished fifth, 1:44 minutes behind. Evenepoel crossed the finish line 15 seconds behind the Slovenian in tenth place and still has a lead of 1:34 minutes over Roglic in the overall standings. Third is Spain’s Enric Mas, 2:01 behind Evenepoel.

After the third rest day on Monday, the Tour of Spain will continue on Tuesday. Then after the 189.4 kilometers from Sanlúcar de Barrameda to Tomares the sprinters could get a chance. The race ends next Sunday in Spain’s capital, Madrid.

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