Damiano Caruso wins stage 9
The Bahrain Victorious rider won in a stunning manner while separating from the breakaway on stage nine, adding to his impressive performance earlier in the year at the Giro. He will now wear the polka dot jersey, previously held by Romain Bardet.
However, a lot of interesting stuff happened a bit behind Damiano Caruso. The GC fight got underway. Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) threw everything he had at Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) but the Slovenian didn’t look phased. Eventually, the red-jersey holder simply rode away alongside Enric Mas (Movistar). Roglič finished second and further prolonged his lead.
Do you think anyone can beat him?
Vuelta stage nine results
- Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Victorious) – 5:03:14
- Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) + 1:05
- Enric Mas (Movistar) + 1:06
- Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) + 1:44
- Miguel Ángel López (Movistar)
- Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers)
- Gino Mäder (Bahrain-Victorious) + 2:07
- Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) + 2:10
- Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
- David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) + 2:40
General classification after stage nine
- Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – 34:18:53
- Enric Mas (Movistar) + 28 seconds
- Miguel Ángel López (Movistar) + 1:21
- Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) + 1:42
- Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) + 1:52
- Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) + 2:07
- Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) + 2:39
- Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) + 2:40
- Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 3:25
- David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) + 3:55
Cast your vote!
Good legs there
— País do Ciclismo (@DoCiclismo) August 15, 2021
Not a bad idea
Since all these young kids seem to be winning I hereby propose that the @UCI_cycling abandon the “young” rider leaders jersey and replace it with the “veteran” rider leaders jersey… just sayin
— Kiel Reijnen (@Kielreijnen) August 19, 2021
What is happening here?
🚿 #LaVuelta21 shower talks🚿
In this year's @lavuelta, our guys are sharing their thoughts of racing a Grand Tour from the very inside of our team bus (but don't worry, we're not showing too much 🤣)
— Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) August 15, 2021
What do you think about that?
That's it, I'm moving to Wimborne pic.twitter.com/iLNYxj2vJ2
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) August 19, 2021