Vuelta 2019: Ángel Madrazo wins at Javalambre, López regains El Rojo

Angel Madrazo 2019 - Vuelta 2019: Ángel Madrazo wins at Javalambre, López regains El RojoKOM leader Ángel Madrazo wins the first uphill finish at La Vuelta ahead of his teammate Jetse Bol and José Herrada, while Miguel Ángel López moves back into the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Vuelta a España 2019

1. Ángel Madrazo (spa)
2. Jetse Bol (nld) + 0.10
3. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.22
4. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 0.47
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.59
6. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
7. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 1.29
8. Nairo Quintana (col) + 1.41
9. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
10. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.46

GC after stage 5
1. Miguel Ángel López (col)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.14
3. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.23
4. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.28
5. Nicolas Roche (irl) + 0.57
6. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.59
7. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.17
8. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.18
9. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 1.49
10. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.50

11. Pierre Latour (fra) + 1.54
12. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.58
14. Mikel Nieve (spa) + 2.20
15. George Bennett (nzl) + 2.29
16. Sergio Higuita (col) + 2.40
17. Fabio Aru (ita) + 2.47
20. Daniel Félipe Martínez (col) + 3.49
25. Dylan Teuns (bel) + 4.43
30. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 5.43
33. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 6.13
38. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 8.31

Race report
At kilometre 10, KOM leader Ángel Madrazo opens up a gap with his Burgos-BH teammate Jetse Bol, while José Herrada tracks them down in a 6 kilometres effort. The gap balloons on the first climb of the day, the Puerto de Alcublas, before Madrazo cements his KOM lead at the summit.

The three extend their lead to 11 minutes before the peloton reacts. But without much grinta. The gap falls down to 9 minutes before it bounces back to 11 minutes.

The trio tackles the Alto de Javalambre with a lead of 9 minutes, but it goes down fast on the climb. After playing yo-yo several times Madrazo drops back inside the last 4 kilometres.

Valverde, Roglic and Pogacar are the best GC riders when López strikes in the last 3 kilometres. The Colombian opens up a considerable gap, but Roglic and Valverde come clawing back.

Madrazo regains contact inside the last kilometre. He waits a moment before he goes all out. Obviously, Bol does not react and Herrada is out of energy. The mountain king wins the first mountain top finish of La Vuelta.

López finishes in fourth to move back into the race lead, while Valverde and Roglic cross the line 12 seconds behind the Colombian. The Slovenian moves up to second place and Quintana drops back to third, one place and 5 seconds ahead of Valverde.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2019 stage 5: route, profile, more

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