Tour of Valencia 2022: Evenepoel solos to leader’s jersey

Remco Evenepoel Valencia - Tour of Valencia 2022: Evenepoel solos to leader's jerseyimage: Cor VosRemco Evenepoel attacks on the last climb to solo to a commanding victory in the Tour of Valencia. The Belgian youngster is the first GC leader. Aleksandr Vlasov and Carlos Rodriguez sit in second and third position. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour of Valencia 2022

1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.16
3. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 0.31
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.32
5. Luis León Sánchez (spa) s.t.
6. Antwan Tolhoek (nld) s.t.
7. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
8. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
9. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.42
10. David de la Cruz (spa) + 0.53

GC after stage 1
1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.19
3. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 0.37
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.42
5. Luis León Sánchez (spa) s.t.
6. Antwan Tolhoek (nld) s.t.
7. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
8. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
9. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.48
10. David de la Cruz (spa) + 1.03

Race report
The breakaway features Jesús Ezquerra, Joan Bou, David González, Benjamin King and Iván Moreno. The five open up a maximum lead of more than 5 minutes before the peloton makes the catch with 32 kilometres to go.

Mikel Azparren goes solo, but without success.

On the climb Torralba del Pinar the peloton is down to 30 riders when Tolhoek attacks. Evenepoel takes over.

Vlasov tries to bridge across to the Flemish youngster, but to no avail. On the contrary, Evenepoel widens the gap when the route flattens out in the last 4 kilometres.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2022 Tour of Valencia.

Tour of Valencia 20222 stage 1: route, profile, tweets

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