Vuelta 2023: Vingegaard wins on steep finish climb, Kuss still leader

Jonas Vingegaard Vuelta - Vuelta 2023: Vingegaard wins on steep finish climb, Kuss still leaderimage: Cor VosThe peloton reels in the breakaway just before the steep finish climb. Jonas Vingegaard strikes with 4 kilometres to go and he solos to victory. Sepp Kuss loses more than 1 minute, but retains La Roja. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 16th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Jonas Vingegaard (den)
2. Finn Fisher-Black (nzl) + 0.43
3. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.49
4. Michael Storer (aus) + 0.55
5. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 1.01
6. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
8. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
9. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.05
10. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.

11. João Almeida (por) + 1.09
12. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 1.13
14. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.23

GC after stage 16
1. Sepp Kuss (usa)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.29
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.33
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 2.33
5. Enric Mas (spa) + 3.02
6. Marc Soler (spa) + 3.28
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 4.12
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 4.58
9. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 5.38
10. João Almeida (por) + 8.43

Race report
Andreas Kron jumps off the front at kilometre 7. Samuele Battistella, Louis Vervaeke, Romain Grégoire, Kaden Groves, Andrea Piccolo, Paul Lapeira, Matteo Sobrero, Romain Bardet and Max Poole bridge across.

INEOS Grenadiers keeps chasing and a regroupment takes place with almost 80 kilometres remaining.

Some 10 kilometres later, Bardet goes again with Cattaneo. The latter goes again when they are caught, this time with Lorenzo Germani. Julius van den Berg, Nicolas Prodhomme, Max Poole and Joel Nicolau track the two down and they open up a maximum lead of 1.20 minutes.

Jumbo-Visma sets the pace to keep the attackers at bay. The catch is made inside the last 11 kilometres.

Jonas Vingegaard strikes almost 4 kilometres before the finish. Finn Fisher-Black and Wout Poels go after him, but the Tour de Champion extends his lead.

A late attack by Primoz Roglic is neutralised, while Vingegaard ploughs on to the stage win. He moves up to second place and Sepp Kuss retains La Roja.

Another interesting read: route 16th stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 16: routes, profiles, more

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