Vuelta 2021: Storer solos to victory, Eiking new leader

Michael Storer - Vuelta 2021: Storer solos to victory, Eiking new leaderimage: Cor VosMichael Storer wins the 10th stage from the breakaway. His fellow attacker Odd Christian Eiking finishes 22 seconds later and moves into the red jersey. Primoz Roglic falls back to third place overall as he finishes more than 11 minutes later. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 10th stage Vuelta a España 2021

1. Michael Storer (aus)
2. Mauri Vansevenant (bel) + 0.22
3. Clément Champoussin (fra) s.t.
4. Dylan van Baarle (nld) s.t.
5. Odd Christian Eiking (nor) s.t.
6. Jhonatan Narvaez (ecu) + 0.51
7. Nick Schultz (aus) s.t.
8. Geoffrey Bouchard (fra) s.t.
9. Lilian Calmejane (fra) s.t.
10. Kenny Elissonde (fra) s.t.

32. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 11.49
33. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
34. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
35. Jack Haig (aus) s.t.
36. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
37. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
38. Felix Großschartner (aus) s.t.
42. Adam Yates (gbr) 12.26
43. Egan Bernal (col) 12.26
47. Giulio Ciccone (ita) 13.03

GC after stage 10
1. Odd Christian Eiking (nor)
2. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.58
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.17
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 2.45
5. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 3.38
6. Jack Haig (aus) + 3.59
7. Egan Bernal (col) + 4.46
8. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 4.57
9. Adam Yates (gbr) + 5.01
10. Felix Großschartner (aut) + 5.42

11. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 6.10
12. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 6.12

Race report
It takes 80 kilometres for the breakway to take shape. Then 30 riders jump clear to carve out a lead of more than 12 minutes.

Which is good news for Odd Christian Eiking, as he is the best placed attacker, 9.10 minutes down on the red jersey.

Matteo Trentin strikes with 36 kilometres remaining and Alex Aranburu, Floris De Tier and Jesús Herrada go with him.

Michael Storer, Andrea Bagioli, Lawson Craddock, Lilian Calmejane, Kenny Elissonde, Mauri Vansevenant and Rui Oliveira rejoin them in the first part of the Puerto de Almáchar.

Oliveira is the first rider to enter the much steeper second half of the climb. Elissonde, Storer, Calemejane and Vansevenant rejoin him before Storer heads out alone.

The Australian reaches the summit in first position, while Roglic attacks from the peloton. He reaches the summit with López, Mas and Haig chasing behind. Yates and Bernal are chasing the chasers.

Storer wins the stage 22 seconds ahead of Mauri Vansevenant. Eiking comes home fifth and he has to wait 9 minutes to be sure of the red jersey.

Roglic hits the deck in the descent. Mas, López and Haig rejoin him before Vlasov, Großschartner and Kuss also come across just before reaching Rincón de la Victoria. The seven finish 11.27 minutes after Eiking, so the Dane moves into the red jersey.

Bernal and Yates cross the line 37 seconds after the group Roglic.

Another interesting read: route 10th stage 2021 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2021 stage 10: route, profiles, more

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