Vuelta 2020: Roglic outclimbs Carapaz at Moncalvillo, Carapaz stays in red

The 8th stage comes down to a Roglic-Carapaz clash on the steep finishing climb. The Slovene takes the spoils and moves up to second place, while the Ecuadorian stays in red with a 13 seconds lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage Vuelta a España 2020

1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.13
3. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.19
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.25
5. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.33
6. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.35
7. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.54
8. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
9. Esteban Chaves (col) + 1.33
10. Clément Champoussin (fra) + 1.37

11. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 1.39
16. Marc Soler (spa) + 2.05
17. Felix Großschartner (aut) s.t.

GC after stage 8
1. Richard Carapaz (ecu)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.13
3. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.28
4. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.44
5. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.54
6. Felix Großschartner (aut) + 3.28
7. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
8. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 3.35
9. Marc Soler (spa) + 3.40
10. Wout Poels (nld) + 3.47

Race report
Attacks from the gun, but it takes 15 kilometres for the breakaway to establish itself with Robert Stannard, Stan Dewulf, Tosh Van der Sande, Benjamin Dyball, Angel Madrazo, Rui Costa, Jasper Philipsen, Julien Simon and Rémi Cavagna joining forces. Philipsen and Van der Sande drop back before the others open up a gap of more than 5 minutes.

Movistar sets the pace from the Puerto de la Rasa onward and brings the attackers back on the early slopes of the finishing climb.

Großschartner, Valverde and Soler are the first top 10 riders who can’t follow the pace in the last 4 kiometres.

Carthy attacks a little later. Kuss goes with him. Leader Carapaz brings the other GC contenders back to their wheel.

When Kuss strikes Carapaz counters with Roglic in his wheel. Martin, Carthy and Vlasov track them down before the Russian continues on his own.

Roglic gobbles up Vlasov under the flamme rouge and Carapaz also makes it across. But then Roglic strikes again and this time it is the winning move.

The Slovene wins the race 13 seconds ahead of the maillot rojo. Which is also the gap in the GC, only the other way around.

Other interesting reads:
route 8th stage 2020 Vuelta a España
KOM classification
points classification

Vuelta a España 2020 stage 8: route, profiles, more

Click on the images to zoom

Primoz Roglic

Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles
Favourites stage 8: Mountain goats on irregular finish climb - Vuelta 2020 The Route - Vuelta 2020 Riders - Vuelta 2020 Withdrawals - Vuelta 2020 Results - Vuelta 2020 GC Favourites - Vuelta 2020
More articles
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!