The end of stage 16 of the Tour of Spain between Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz) and Tomares (Seville), won by Mads Pedersenhad difficult moments, with the puncture of the leader, Remco Evenepoel, and the fall of Primoz Roglic, who cut important seconds from him.
When the lot entered the last 3 kilometers, Remco Evenepoel He punctured, but the stewards confirmed that he did it in the area that harbors falls and mechanical damage, so he did not lose.
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One time Primoz Roglic, second overall, he realized that the Belgian was not there, he launched his attack trying to gain some seconds.
puncture and fall
However, he got the worst of it, as the Slovenian cyclist fell and had scratches that could take their toll on him at the end of the race.
Some people warn that Remco’s puncture was not in the last 3 km, and that is why it has become a scandal, but the stewards did not report it.
Evenepoel admitted having been in trouble after puncturing in the final section of this Tuesday’s stage, but celebrated that the mishap happened within the safety zone of the last 3 kilometers, which allowed him to lose only 8 seconds compared to Primoz Roglic.
“I had a puncture in my rear wheel. I was not in my best position. We recognized the end and noticed that the road was very slippery. The truth is that I was a bit scared in the last 4-5 kilometers and I lost some positions. Then I wanted to come back over a bump, but my rear wheel jumped. I felt like I was punctured. I’m glad the last 3km rule exists!” said the leader.
Evenepoel, who heard on the radio that Roglic had fallen, He wished the best to his direct rival in the general classification, whom he said he hoped would attack near the goal of Tomares, since the last banner was rising.
“I heard that Primoz Roglic had fallen. I hope he is well and can continue in the race. The truth is, I knew he was going to attack. We all know that Primoz is very explosive, so an ending like this is made for him. This makes it even more of a shame that he fell. You never want anyone to fall,” he stated.
The leading leader of the Vuelta commented that he felt “more recovered” after the rest day and was optimistic for the rest of the week. “I felt recovered, I needed the rest day, also because of my crash. I have felt much better today than I felt on Saturday, or even Sunday. It looks like it’s looking good for the rest of the week,” he noted.
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