Vuelta 2023: Roglic wins at Angliru, Kuss retains lead

Primoz Roglic vuelta - Vuelta 2023: Roglic wins at Angliru, Kuss retains leadimage: Cor VosRemco Evenepoel gives it a go with a long-range attack, but it's Jumbo who takes the reins on the Angliru. Primoz Roglic wins the race ahead of Jonas Vingegaard, while Sepp Kuss loses some time, but the American retains the red jersey (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 17th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) s.t.
3. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 0.19
4. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
5. Wout Poels (spa) + 0.44
6. João Almeida (por) + 0.58
7. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 1.20
8. Santiago Buitrago (col) s.t.
9. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 1.42
10. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.43

13. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 2.55

GC after stage 17
1. Sepp Kuss (usa)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.08
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.08
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 4.00
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 4.16
6. Enric Mas (spa) + 4.30
7. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 6.43
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 7.38
9. João Almeida (por) + 9.26
10. Santiago Buitrago (col) + 11.26

Race report
After roughly 30 kilometres of relentless attacking, five riders jump off the front – Mattia Cattaneo, Lorenzo Germani, Larry Warbasse, Romain Combaud and Chris Hamilton. Some 20 kilometres later Remco Evenepoel, Jorge Arcas, Paul Ourselin, Geoffrey Bouchard, Kevin Ledanois and Jarrad Drizners bridge across.

Evenepoel keeps on pushing until only his team mate Cattaneo and Germani remain in his wheel. The young Italian can’t follow the pace of the team mates on the Alto de Colladiela, while Marc Soler sets off in pursuit. He reaches the summit 1 minute behind the two leaders.

Cattaneo sets the pace in the valley before Evenepoel heads out on his own on the Alto de Cordal. The peloton starts the ascent almost 3 minutes behind the soloist, but rapidly closes in. All chasers, except for Soler, are caught in the climb. The Spaniard is caught early in the descent.

Evenepoel tackles El Angliru 1.30 minutes before the peloton. While Vlasov is dropped from the GC group with 6 kilometres left to climb, the lone attacker is caught moments later. Ayuso, Uijtdebroeks and Mas also lose contact.

Poels and Landa (Bahrain Victorious) plus Kuss, Roglic and Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) are the leaders inside the last 4 kilometres.

Roglic speeds up with 3 kilometres to go. The other Jumbo bees rejoin him before red jersey Kuss loses contact. Roglic keeps setting the pace and crosses the line in first position with Vingegaard in his wheel. Kuss comes home 19 seconds later and he keeps La Roja 8 seconds ahead of Vingegaard.

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