74th La Vuelta a España – Stage 13

Stage 13: Bilbao to Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega, 166.4km

Pogačar doubles up on Alto de Los Machucos

La Vuelta Stage 13 Tadej POGACAR (SLO) beats Primož Roglič
Photo: Luis Angel Gomez ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019

Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega, Friday, September 6th 2019 –  Slovenians went one-two on Stage 13 when 20 year old prodigy Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his second stage win of La Vuelta 19 atop the infamous Alto de Los Machucos beating compatriot Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) was able to follow him all the way to the summit.

The pair were nearly half a minute ahead of a quartet of chasers, comprising Valverde, Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Rafał Majka (BORA – hansgrohe) and Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) who took the third spot.

Roglič result saw him extend his lead on GC lead with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) now trailing by 2’25”. Pogačar slipped past Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) to take a potential podium spot. He also took white jersey as the best young rider by 17” ahead of López ..

Cycling: Vuelta Espana 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 13/ Stage 13/ .PELOTON/ PAISAJE/ LANDSCAPE/ montanas mountains/.Bilbao – Los Machucos (166,4 km) 06-09-2019/.Vuelta Espana 2019 / La Vuelta/ Tour of Spain 2019/.Luis Angel Gomez .©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019
La Vuelta Stage 13 Tadej POGACAR (SLO)
Photo: Luis Angel Gomez ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019
Cycling: Vuelta Espana 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 13/ Stage 13/ .PODIUM/ CELEBRACION CELEBRATION/ MAILLOT ROJO LIDER/ RED LEADER JERSEY/ ROGLIC Primoz (SLO).Bilbao – Los Machucos (166,4 km) 06-09-2019/.Vuelta Espana 2019 / La Vuelta/ Tour of Spain 2019/.Luis Angel Gomez .©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019

Stage 13 Video Summary (courtesy of La Vuelta)

Stage 13 Results and GC

74th La Vuelta a España – Stage 12

Stage 12:Circuito de Navarra  to Bilbao, 171.4km

Gilbert goes solo to win in Bilbao

Deceuninck-Quickstep’s Philipe Gilbert took a sixth la Vuelta victory and the tenth Grand Tour Stage of his career after he held off Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) and Fernando Barceló (Euskadi Basque Country – Murias) in the final kilometres to make it a solo win.

Cycling: Vuelta Espana 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 12/ Stage 12/ .Arived / Llegada / GILBERT Philippe (BEL) /.Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao (171,4 km) 05-09-2019/.Vuelta Espana 2019 / La Vuelta/ Tour of Spain 2019/.Luis Angel Gomez .©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019

“There was a lot of headwind in the first part of the stage, but that didn’t stop us, and we attacked and joined many moves, but the bunch reacted each time. It was pretty chaotic, but we kept attacking and at one point, I went full gas on a descent. Tim came across, some other guys joined us, and together we opened a small gap which we kept increasing. Tim was so important, he did a brilliant job, especially before the last ascent, where he closed the gap on the two leaders, and I’m grateful to him for his help. From there, all I had to do was race smart and stick to my plan, which I did and now I’m satisfied it all paid off”, said the fourth Belgian rider in history to win a La Vuelta stage in at least four different years

Cycling: Vuelta Espana 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 12/ Stage 12/ .ESCAPADA BREAKAWAY/ GILBERT Philippe (BEL)/ .Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao (171,4 km) 05-09-2019/.Vuelta Espana 2019 / La Vuelta/ Tour of Spain 2019/.Luis Angel Gomez .©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019
Stage 12 Profile
Cycling: Vuelta Espana 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 12/ Stage 12/ .PODIUM/ CELEBRACION CELEBRATION/ GILBERT Philippe (BEL).Circuito de Navarra – Bilbao (171,4 km) 05-09-2019/.Vuelta Espana 2019 / La Vuelta/ Tour of Spain 2019/.Luis Angel Gomez .©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2019

Stage 12 Video Summary (Courtesy La Vuelta)

Stage 12 Results and GC