Vuelta 2023: Evenepoel solos to triumph, Kuss still leader

Remco Evenepoel Vuelta - Vuelta 2023: Evenepoel solos to triumph, Kuss still leaderfoto: Cor VosRemco Evenepoel attacks from the lead group just before the summit of the first climb, Col Hourcère. Romain Bardet sticks to his wheel and the two put minutes into the rest of the field. The Frenchman loses contact inside the last 4 kilometres and Evenepoel solos to an impressive victory. Sepp Kuss keeps the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 14th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.12
3. Lennert Van Eetvelt (bel) + 6.33
4. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) + 6.35
5. Michael Storer (aus) + 7.24
6. David de la Cruz (spa) + 8.21
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 8.22
8. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
9. Wout Poels (nld) s.t.
10. Juan Ayuso (spa) s.t.

GC after stage 14
1. Sepp Kuss (usa)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.37
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 1.44
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 2.37
5. Enric Mas (spa) + 3.06
6. Marc Soler (spa) + 3.10
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 4.12
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 5.02
9. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 5.30
10. João Almeida (por) + 8.39

Race report
A group with Evenepoel, Bardet, Caruso, Storer and Kämna rides away from the peloton after 30 kilometres of action. They open up a 4 minutes lead on the Col Hourcère, while UAE Emirates sets the pace in the peloton to bring it down to 3 minutes.

Evenepoel accelerates before the summit of the Hourcère with Bardet in his wheel. Evenepoel reaches the summit in first position, which he repeats at the Puerto de Larrau to move into the KOM lead. He extends his lead on the Puerto de Laza.

Evenepoel sets the pace during the entire race. Bardet loses contact inside the final 4 kilometres and the Belgian solos to triumph.

The GC group crosses the line 8 minutes later. Kuss keeps the GC lead.

Another interesting read: route 14th stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 14: routes, profiles, more

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