Vuelta 2023: Groves again, Evenepoel cements lead

Kaden Groves - Vuelta 2023: Groves again, Evenepoel cements leadimage: Cor VosKaden Groves powers to his second consecutive victory in the streets of Burriana. He outsprints Filippo Ganna and Dries Van Gestel, while Remco Evenepoel cements his GC lead by winning the intermediate sprint. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Kaden Groves (aus)
2. Filippo Ganna (ita) s.t.
3. Dries Van Gestel (bel) s.t.
4. Alberto Dainese (ita) s.t.
5. Lewis Askey (gbr) s.t.
6. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
7. David Gonzalez (spa) s.t.
8. Geoffrey Soupe (fra) s.t.
9. Jesús Ezquerra (spa) s.t.
10. Jarrad Drizners (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.11
3. Lenny Martinez (fra) + 0.17
4. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.37
5. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.39
6. Cian Uitdebroeks (bel) s.t.
7. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.43
8. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 0.44
9. Marc Soler (spa) + 0.48
10. João Almeida (spa) s.t.

11. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 0.51
17. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.17

Race report
Sean Quinn is the first attacker of the day and Jarrad Drizners tracks him down. The two open a 1 minute gap before they are brought back. An attempt by Stefan Bissegger, Sean Flynn and Mathis Le Berre is very short-lived and then Eric Fagundez heads out alone. The rider from Uruguay carves out a 5 minutes lead.

The gap falls to 1 minute on the Collado de la Ibola, which inspires KOM leader Eduardo Sepulveda to chase. He tracks Fagundez down and cements his KOM lead at the top.

The peloton regroups with 38 kilometres remaining, while red jersey Evenepoel wins the intermediate sprint to extend his lead with 6 seconds.

Groves powers to his second sprint win in a row, although an unexpected guest almost overhauls in the dying metres – Flippo Ganna -, while Dries Van Gestel finished in third.

Evenepoel extends his lead on GC with the intermediate sprint time bonus of 6 seconds.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage Vuelta 2023.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 5: route, profile, more

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