Vuelta 2023: Kämna wins from the breakaway, Kuss still leader

Lennard Kamna - Vuelta 2023: Kämna wins from the breakaway, Kuss still leaderfoto: Cor VosAfter an energetic first hour of racing the breakaway takes shape on the Puerto Casas de la Marina la Perdiz. Lennard Kämna leaves his fellow-attackers behind on the finish climbs and he ploughs on to victory. Sepp Kuss retains the red jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 9th stage 2023 Vuelta

1. Lennard Kämna (ger)
2. Matteo Sobrero (ita)
3. Chris Hamilton (aus)

Times taken 2.5 km before finish
. João Almeida (por) + 3.11
. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 3.16
. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
. Remco Evenepoel (bel) s.t.
. Jonas Vingegaard (den) s.t.
. Juans Ayuso (Soa) s.t.
. Marc Soler (spa) + 3.25
. Sepp Kuss (usa) s.t.
. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 3.27
. Lenny Martinez (fra) s.t.
. Wout Poels (nld) + 13.19

GC after stage 9
1. Sepp Kuss (usa)
2. Lenny Martinez (fra) + 0.43
3. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.02
4. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 2.24
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 2.29
6. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.29
7. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 2.35
8. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
9. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 2.45
10. João Almeida (por) + 2.55

12. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 3.51
13. Cian Uijtdebroeks (bel) + 4.10

Race report
Jumbo-Visma sets a hard pace from the start. The peloton stretches in the strong winds and then… breaks. There are 13 riders at the front. Remco Evenepoel, Mattia Cattaneo, Aleksandr Vlasov, Nico Denz, Matevz Grovekar and Emanuel Buchmann are the only riders able to match Jumbo-Visma’s powerplay. Robert Gesink is the only Jumbo Bee missing at the front before Attila Valter makes it two due to a flat tyre.

The first group opens up a maximum lead of 45 seconds, but it’s down to 23 seconds at the base of the Puerto Casas de la Marina la Perdiz. The second group regains contact on the climb before a Lennard Kämna, Amanuel Gehbreigzabhier, Matteo Sobrero, Ruben Fernandez, Daniel Navarro and Jon Barrenetxea group of six jump off the front. Chris Hamilton tracks the six down before the summit, Jonathan Caicedo on descent.

The eight carve out a lead of 8.30 minutes before cross winds do damage again in the peloton. The first group brings the gap down to under 4 minutes. All GC riders are presents in the first echelon, except Martinez, Poels and Uijtdebroeks. When a regroupment takes place inside the last 55 kilometres the gap goes out to 5 minutes.

Kämna attacks from the lead group with 5.5 kilometres left to go. Sobrero tries to make it across, but to no avail. The Italian does not give in and he keeps on pushing.

Almeida strikes on the lower slopes and Vlasov rejoins him. The time is taken 2.5 kilometres before the top and the two put a handful of seconds into their GC rivals.

Meanwile, Kämna forges on to take the win ahead of Sobrero. The German completes the triple, winning stages in the Giro, Tour and La Vuelta.

Another interesting read: route 9th stage 2023 Vuelta.

Vuelta a España 2023 stage 9: route, profile, more

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