Vuelta 2023: Groves wins in Madrid, Kuss seals GC

Kaden Groves - Vuelta 2023: Groves wins in Madrid, Kuss seals GCfoto: Cor VosRemco Evenepoel, Filippo Ganna, Kaden Groves, Nico Denz, Lennard Kämna en Rui Costa jump off the front of the peloton on Madrid's city circuit. The peloton regains contact inside the last 600 metres before Evenepoel jumps again. Groves tracks him down to win the sprint ahead of Filippo Ganna. Sepp Kuss seals the GC triumph. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 21 stage 2023 Vuelta a España

1. Kaden Groves (aus)
2. Filippo Ganna (ita) z.t
3. Nico Denz (ger) s.t.
4. Hugo Page (fra) s.t.
5. Ivan García (spa) s.t.
6. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
7. Marijn van den Berg (nld) s.t.
8. Remco Evenepoel (bel) s.t.
9. Dries Van gestel (bel) s.t.
10. Lennard Kämna (ger) s.t.

Final GC 2023 Vuelta

1. Sepp Kuss (usa)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.17
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.08
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 3.18
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 3.37
6. Enric Mas (spa) + 4.14
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 7.53
8. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 8.00
9. João Almeida (por) + 10.08
10. Santiago Buitrago (spa) + 11.38

Race report
Nico Denz, Lennard Kämna and Rui Costa attack shortly after the intermediate sprint on Madrid’s city circuit. The three open up a 20 seconds lead before Remco Evenepoel bridges across with Filippo Ganna and Kaden Groves inside the last 32 kilometres.

The peloton regains contact with the six inside the last 600 metres. Which inspires Evenepoel en kick again. Groves jump to his wheel to open the sprint early. He holds off Ganna with a half bike length to take his third stage win on La Vuelta. He also seals his points competition triumh.

Kuss wins the GC ahead Tour de France Champion Vingegaard and Giro d’Italia Champion Roglic.

Another interesting read: route 21st stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 21: routes, profiles, more

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