Philipsen sprints to victory on Vuelta stage 15: Daily News Digest
Jasper Philipsen rode to his first ever Grand Tour stage win on Thursday’s stage 15 of the Vuelta a España after a long day on the bike.
The 22-year-old Belgian topped Pascal Ackermann and Jannik Steimle at the end of a 230.8-kilometer stage from Mos to Puebla de Sanabria.
The sprinters and a handful of lead-out riders arrived a few seconds ahead of the red jersey hopefuls on the day after organizers decided to take GC times at 3km to go on a windy, rainy day in Spain. All of the Vuelta’s main GC contenders finished safely to keep the top of the overall standings unchanged.
Top 10, stage 15
1 PHILIPSEN Jasper (UAE-Team Emirates) 6:22:36
2 ACKERMANN Pascal (BORA – hansgrohe)
3 STEIMLE Jannik (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
4 WRIGHT Alfred (Bahrain – McLaren)
5 SMITH Dion (Mitchelton-Scott)
6 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt (NTT Pro Cycling)
7 CORT Magnus (EF Pro Cycling)
8 GODON Dorian (AG2R La Mondiale)
9 DEWULF Stan (Lotto Soudal)
10 MORKOV Michael (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
Top 10, GC
1 ROGLIC Primoz (Team Jumbo-Visma) 60:19:41
2 CARAPAZ Richard (INEOS Grenadiers) 0:39
3 CARTHY Hugh (EF Pro Cycling) 0:47
4 MARTIN Dan (Israel Start-Up Nation) 1:42
5 MAS Enric (Movistar Team) 3:23
6 POELS Wout (Bahrain – McLaren) 6:15
7 GROSSSCHARTNER Felix (BORA – hansgrohe) 7:14
8 VALVERDE Alejandro (Movistar Team) 8:39
9 VLASOV Aleksandr (Astana Pro Team) 8:48
10 DE LA CRUZ David (UAE-Team Emirates) 9:23
More to come …
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