Vuelta 2020 Favourites stage 13: Roglic rocketing toward GC victory
The ITT of La Vuelta could turn out to be crucial in terms of the overall victory. The La Covatilla stage on the penultimate day of action is the only other opportunity to open up time gaps. (Slideshow route/profile)
The route of the 13th stage is very straightforward. A flat section of 31.9 kilometres changes dramatically when the riders tackle the Mirador de Ézaro in the last 1.8 kilometres. This wall-like climb goes up at 14.6%.
The route is more or less similar to the ITT at the 2017 Worlds in Bergen, Norway. The run-in was more lumpy and the finish climb longer and less steep – 3.4 kilometres at 9.1% – but the essence was the same. Dumoulin took gold ahead of Roglic and Froome.
The Dutchman pulled out off La Vuelta, but the Slovene and the Briton are still on board.
Roglic could strike a massive blow in the GC battle. Last year’s Giro featured a time trial that was flat in the first part and hilly in the second. The Slovene put 1.30 minutes into Carthy and almost 2 minutes into Carapaz. Dan Martin and Enric Mas did not participate in the 2019 Giro d’Italia.
Favourites 13th stage 2020 Vuelta a España
*** Primoz Roglic
** Chris Froome, Rémi Cavagna
* David de la Cruz, Tim Wellens, Nelson Oliveira
Other interesting reads: starting times and route 13th stage of the 2020 Vuelta.
Vuelta a España 2020 stage 13: route, profiles
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Roglic fastest on climb, Martin still KOM leader - Vuelta 2020 Roglic in command of points classification - Vuelta 2020 The Route - Vuelta 2020 Riders - Vuelta 2020 Withdrawals - Vuelta 2020 Favourites - Vuelta 2020 GC Favourites - Vuelta 2020 More articles
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Balsamo outsprints Vos in road race
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Route Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Favourites Road Race – men
World Cycling Championships: Winners and records
Cycling Calendar 2021
World Cycling Championships 2021 Flanders: Riders Mixed Relay
Paris - Roubaix 2021: The Route
Paris - Roubaix 2021: Riders
Paris - Roubaix: Winners and records
Paris - Roubaix: Acrobatics on the cobbles
Paris - Roubaix: 'Cobbled' Heroes - De Vlaeminck and Boonen
Tour of Lombardy: Winners and records
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 1: TTT in Utrecht
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 2: 's Hertogenbosch - Utrecht
Vuelta 2022 Route stage 3: Breda - Breda
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!