Vuelta 2021: Philipsen outsprints Jakobsen, Elissonde new leader

Jasper Philipsen - Vuelta 2021: Philipsen outsprints Jakobsen, Elissonde new leaderimage: Cor VosJasper Philipsen wins Albecete's bunch sprint, while Rein Taaramäe loses the red jersey after a crash inside the last 12 kilometres. Kenny Elissonde is the new GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Vuelta a España 2021

1. Jasper Philipsen (bel)
2. Fabio Jakobsen (nld) s.t.
3. Alberto Dainese (ita) s.t.
4. Sebastián Molano (col) s.t.
5. Piet Allegaert (bel) s.t.
6. Jon Aberasturi (spa) s.t.
7. Jordi Meeus (Bel ) s.t.
8. Riccardo Minali (ita) s.t.
9. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) s.t.
10. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.

125. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 2.21
180. Romain Bardet (fra) + 12.32

GC after stage 5
1. Kenny Elissonde (fra)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.05
3. Lilian Calmejane (fra) + 0.10
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.20
5. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 0.26
6. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.32
7. Giulio Ciccone (ita) s.t.
8. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
9. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.44
10. Gino Mäder (swi) + 0.45

11. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.48
12. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.49
14. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.56
19. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 1.37
22. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 1.50
93. Romain Bardet (fra) + 13.23

Race report
Three riders attack straight away. Pelayo Sanchez, Oier Laskano and Xabier Mikel Azparren carve out a lead of more than 7 minutes before the peloton takes the reins.

Laskano is the last attacker to be reeled in with 15 kilometres to go.

A huge crash takes down half the peloton 3 kilometres later. Only about 30 riders remain at the front, while red jersey Taaramäe is caught behind. As is Bardet.

A lot of riders make it back to the first group before Philipsen wins the bunch sprint ahead of Jakobsen and Dainese.

Taaramäe crosses the line more than 2 minutes later and Elissonde takes his place as race leader.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2021 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2021 stage 5: route, profiles, more

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