Vuelta 2023: Sprint triumph Soupe, Martinez stays in red

Geoffrey Soupe - Vuelta 2023: Sprint triumph Soupe, Martinez stays in redimage: Cor VosGeoffrey Soupe sprints to a surprise victory in the 7th stage of La Vuelta. Lenny Martinez stays in the lead of the general classification. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Geoffrey Soupe (fra)
2. Orluis Aular (col) s.t.
3. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
4. Sebastián Molano (col) s.t.
5. Kaden Groves (aus) s.t.
6. Marijn van den Berg (nld) s.t.
7. David Gonzalez (spa) s.t.
8. Hugo Page (fra) s.t.
9. Filippo Ganna (ita) s.t.
10. Matevz Govekar (slo) s.t.

GC after stage 7
1. Lenny Martinez (fra)
2. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 0.08
3. Marc Soler (spa) + 0.51
4. Wout Poels (nld) + 1.41
5. Steff Cras (bel) + 1.48
6. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.58
7. Jefferson Cepeda (ecu) + 2.06
8. David de la Cruz (spa) + 2.23
9. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 2.47
10. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 2.50

11. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
12. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.58
14. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 3.06
15. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 3.08
21. João Almeida (por) + 3.17
18. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 3.36

Race report
José Herrada and Ander Okamika attack from the gun. The duo races to a 2 minutes lead before the peloton takes control. The attack is almost neutralised with 70 kilometres to go when Okamika pushes again. He extends his lead to over 1 minute.

It’s grupo compacto again with 41 kilometer left to race. Moments later Vingegaard gains 2 seconds in the intermediate sprint.

A crash in the run-up to the bunch sprint takes down Thymen Arensman and he is forced to leave La Vuelta, while a chaotic bunch sprint results in a surprise winner. Geoffrey Soupe outguns Orluis Aular and Edward Theuns on the line.

Lenny Martinez stays in the lead of the general classification.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 7: route, profile, more

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