Vuelta 2019: Bennett wins in hectic finale, Roglic still in red

Sam Bennett storms to victory in Oviedo. The Irish Champion sprints to his second victory in the third chance for sprinters on this Vuelta. Primoz Roglic stays in the race lead, despite a huge crash in the finale. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 14th stage Vuelta a España 2019

1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) s.t.
3. Tosh Van der Sande (bel) + 0.02
4. Marc Sarreau (fra) + 0.05
5. Clément Venturini (fra) s.t.
6. Marc Soler (spa) z.t
7. Jonas Koch (ger) s.t.
8. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
9. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.
10. Szymon Sajnok (pol) s.t.

GC after stage 14
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 2.25
3. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 3.01
4. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 3.18
5. Nairo Quintana (col) + 3.33
6. Rafal Majka (pol) + 6.15
7. Nicolas Edet (fra) + 7.18
8. Carl Fredrik Hagen (nor) + 7.33
9. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 7.39
10. Dylan Teuns (bel) + 9.58

Race report
Six riders manage to get clear in a fast-paced opening. Silvan Dillier, Luka Pibernik, Harm Vanhoucke, Salvatore Puccio, Diego Rubio and Stéphane Rossetto open up a 2 minutes gap before the peloton takes them on a leash.

Rossetto stops his efforts with 60 kilometres remaining and he waits for the peloton.

The leaders crest the Alto de Madera 1 minute ahead of the peloton before they are brought back inside the last 5 kilometres. A huge crash takes down most of the peloton just before the last kilometre. Van der Sande jumps clear and Richeze closes down the gap. Bennett is in complete control though. He tracks down Deceuninck’s lead-out man to leave him behind on the finishing straight.

Roglic finishes with the main field to retain the red jersey.

Another interesting read: route 14th stage 2019 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 14: route, profile, more

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