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Hola and welcome to our are living protection of level 15 of the Vuelta a España.

These days is any other take a look at within the mountains. We now have 149.6km of racing these days, just like the day before today, and the remaining 20km is all uphill to the end. 

We are getting on the subject of the reliable get started of level 15. 

We now have an reliable get started and already there are seven leaders. The assaults have begun!

Luis Angel Maté (Euksalte-Euskadi) is the primary to assault and Hugh Carthy (EF Training-EasyPost) is going with him.

There is a small crash involving some of the Bora riders. It is Wilco Kelderman (BOH) and his teammates are round him. 

And there may be any other crash! This time a DSM rider is going down. 

Domenico Pozzovivo (IWG) has deserted.

Hugh Carthy (EFE), Carl Fredrik Hagen (IPT), Vincenzo Nibali (AST), Rohan Dennis (TJV), Luis Ángel Maté (EUS) and Vojtěch Řepa (EKP) are off the entrance. 

The gang off the entrance have 12 seconds at the peloton. 

Handiest 3 riders are left within the destroy, Hugh Carthy (EFE), Vincenzo Nibali (AST) and Rohan Dennis (TJV). It isn’t simple to stick off the entrance with those speeds. 

The peloton is 25 seconds again. 

Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) is making an attempt to bridge throughout. 

Gino Mäder (TBV) and Xabier Mikel Azparren (EUS) are in combination within the chase staff seeking to bridge throughout to the leaders. 

127km to head

Thymen Arensman (DSM), Jai Hindley (BOH), Louis Meintjes (IWG), David De Los angeles Cruz (AST), Richard Carapaz (IGD), Rigoberto Urán (EFE), Jay Vine (ADC), Gino Mäder (TBV), Marc Soler (UAD), Sébastien Reichenbach (GFC), Nelson Oliveira (MOV), Rudy Molard (GFC), Sam Oomen (TJV), Élie Gesbert (ARK), Rubén Fernández (COF), G Lawson Craddock (BEX), Xandro Meurisse (ADC), Omer Goldstein (IPT), Fausto Masnada (QST), Brandon McNulty (UAD), Louis Vervaeke (QST), Nicolas Prodhomme (ACT) and Xabier Mikel Azparren (EUS) are within the chase staff. They are about to bridge throughout to the 3 leaders. 

An enormous staff is off the entrance. 28 riders make up the breakaway. It is in any case been established and the space is greater than 2 mins now. 

We are 33km into the level. The destroy of 28 is 4 mins off the entrance. 

Listed below are the names once more: Thymen Arensman (DSM), Jai Hindley (BOH), Louis Meintjes (IWG), David De Los angeles Cruz (AST), Richard Carapaz (IGD), Rigoberto Urán (EFE), Hugh Carthy (EFE), Jay Vine (ADC), Gino Mäder (TBV), Marc Soler (UAD), Sébastien Reichenbach (GFC), Nelson Oliveira (MOV), Rudy Molard (GFC), Sam Oomen (TJV), Élie Gesbert (ARK), Rubén Fernández (COF), Vincenzo Nibali (AST), G Lawson Craddock (BEX), Xandro Meurisse (ADC), Omer Goldstein (IPT), Rohan Dennis (TJV), Fausto Masnada (QST), Brandon McNulty (UAD), Louis Vervaeke (QST), Fred Wright (TBV), Nicolas Prodhomme (ACT), Xabier Mikel Azparren (EUS), Mads Pedersen (TFS) and Antonio Tiberi (TFS).

The leaders have reached the primary KOM of the day, Puerto del Castillo (Cat. 3). 

Effects at Puerto del Castillo (Cat 3):
1. Vine – 3 pts
2. Meurisse – 2 pts
3. De l. a. Cruz – 1 pt

Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl are on the entrance of the peloton surroundings the tempo. The distance is 4’30”. 

The breakaway’s benefit is as much as nearly 5 mins with 110km to head. 

Thymen Arensman (Staff DSM) is the very best positioned on this breakaway. he is lately eleventh sitting + 9’14”in the back of the race chief.

The destroy has a bonus that is attaining nearly 5 mins.

Thymen Arensman (Staff DSM) talked to l. a. Vuelta newshounds ahead of the beginning of these days’s level: “I believe the day before today used to be a pleasant climb. I felt just right, I had some items legs. I think higher and higher. I felt just right at the steep portions when Roglic attacked, perhaps I were given slightly too excited to observe the most efficient. It used to be slightly too steep for me after which I felt the legs at the remaining section however nonetheless I did a just right climb and a pleasant efficiency. I believe [Sierra Nevada is better for me] as it’s a truly lengthy climb. I just like the lengthy efforts. Handiest the primary a part of the climb is truly steep so I simply gotta live to tell the tale that after which that may be a great climb, no longer too steep, truly lengthy, and we’ll see the way it is going.”

100km to head

Within the first hour of racing, the typical velocity used to be 38.9kph. 

The French TT specialist, Rémi Cavagna (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl), is main the peloton, identical to he did the day before today. 

It is any other sizzling day available in the market. Temps are nearly attaining 30 levels Celsius. 

The destroy has 13km ahead of they get to the intermediate dash in Grenada. 

85km to head

Lawson Craddock (BEX) has attacked out of the breakaway and is off solo ahead of the climb begins. 

Craddock has about 15 seconds on his chasers. 

Craddock remains to be off on his lonesome. He has 22 seconds on his chasers. The peloton is an additional 5’45 again. 

The distance continues to develop to six’30 whilst Craddock is sort of a minute forward of the large chase staff.

Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl Staff and AG2R Citroën Staff are main the bunch. 

AG2R appears dedicated to this now. Most likely to give protection to Ben O’Connor’s tenth position GC status from Thymen Arensman (DSM)?

The common velocity after two hours is 43.4kph.

And we have now reached the intermediate dash. In fact, Craddock will get throughout first for the max issues. 

Result of the intermediate dash in Granada:

1. Lawson Craddock (Staff BikeExchange – Jayco) – 20 pts 

2. Mads Pedersen (Trek – Segafredo) – 17 pts 

3. Fred Wright (Bahrain – Victorious) – 15 pts 

4. Antonio Tiberi (Trek – Segafredo) – 13 pts 

5. Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) – 10 pts

AG2R remains to be sitting on the entrance for Ben O’Connor. They have introduced the benefit down to five’30.

53km to head

Craddock is preserving sturdy as he begins the Alto del Purche (Cat. 1), the prelude to the HC climb to come back. 

He has 1’20 at the chase staff. The peloton is 4’30 in the back of. 

Jumbo Visma has come to the entrance. They are truly placing the power on now. 

The Alto del Purche is 9.1km lengthy and averages 7.6 %. 

Looks as if there is a tailwind up this climb as smartly. Gaps are opening within the peloton. 

Now AG2R is again on the entrance. Bob Jungels is main and hoping Ben O’Connor can ship these days. 

The crimson jersey is remoted within the peloton, on the other hand he nonetheless has two teammates up the street. 

Mads Pedersen (TFS) is ready to be stuck through the peloton. 

We are nonetheless at the climb and Craddock is putting tricky and preserving his benefit. He is completed with 2/3 of the climb. 

3km to the KOM. Craddock is ready 3’30 forward of the peloton. There’s nonetheless an enormous chase staff in between. 

Craddock has been available in the market for 35km. He is at the steep a part of the ascent. 

44km to head

Jay Vine assaults out of the chase staff. 

Fred Wright (TBV) is heading again into the peloton. 

Vine is ready to connect to Craddock. 

The peloton has comfy fairly slightly. The distance has long past again out to 5 mins. 

Effects at Alto del Purche

1. Vine, 10 pts

2. Craddock, 6 pts

3. Carapaz, 4 pts

4. Arensman, 2 pts

5. Hindley, 1 pt

37km to head

The riders are tackling a twisting, slim descent ahead of heading up the overall HC climb. 

Jay Vine (ADC) and Lawson Craddock (BEX) have 45 seconds on Thymen Arensman (DSM), Jai Hindley (BOH), Louis Meintjes (IWG), David De Los angeles Cruz (AST), Richard Carapaz (IGD), Gino Mäder (TBV), Sébastien Reichenbach (GFC), Fausto Masnada (QST) and Antonio Tiberi (TFS).

30km to head

Ruben Fernandez (Cofidis): “Sure, I believe [many riders know the climb up Sierra Nevada]. Finally, nearly each workforce and nearly each rider have completed coaching camps in Sierra Nevada, or no less than the massive majority. It’ll be a key level. Evidently there will probably be a large struggle, like on a daily basis, to check out to make the destroy. Then, I believe Jumbo-Visma will attempt to shake Remco [Evenepoel]. Finally, it’s some of the phases easiest suited to check out to put on him down for actual, they are going to indubitably check out.”

Vine and Craddock have 30 seconds at the chasers. The peloton is at 4’49. 

And the 2 leaders were stuck through the chasers. 

25km to head

Thymen Arensman (DSM), Jai Hindley (BOH), Louis Meintjes (IWG), David De Los angeles Cruz (AST), Richard Carapaz (IGD), Rigoberto Urán (EFE), Jay Vine (ADC), Gino Mäder (TBV), Marc Soler (UAD), Sébastien Reichenbach (GFC), Lawson Craddock (BEX), Louis Vervaeke (QST) and Antonio Tiberi (TFS) are our leaders. 

Jumbo-Visma is main the peloton. We are gearing up for the overall climb.

Fausto Masnada (QST) crashes on the backside of the climb. 

Jumbo is placing early power on Remco Evenepoel. 

The peloton has exploded. We now have 22km of mountain climbing but to come back.

Harper involves the entrance for Roglic. Evenepoel, O’Connor, Mas and Lopez are there. 

Soler has attacked out of the chase staff at the decrease slopes of the climb. 

Now Evenepoel takes to the entrance of the GC staff to turn his power. 

15km to head

Soler is gaining time. He is 42 seconds forward of his pursuers. 

Thymen Arensman (DSM), Jai Hindley (BOH), Louis Meintjes (IWG), David De Los angeles Cruz (AST), Rigoberto Urán (EFE), Jay Vine (ADC) and Gino Mäder (TBV) make up the primary chase. 

10km to head

Remco Evenepoel (QST) is with Primož Roglič (TJV), Enric Mas (MOV), Miguel Ángel López (AST), Ben O’Connor (ACT), Sébastien Reichenbach (GFC) and Louis Vervaeke (QST) in this climb. They are 2’15 in the back of the lone chief, Soler. 

There is a sturdy assault from Miguel Ángel López (AST) out of the GC staff. 

Now Enric Mas (MOV) is going. The crimson jersey may be letting him cross. 

Mas goes around the hole to Lopez. 

Remco is being compelled to paintings as Roglic sits on. 

5km to head

Thymen Arensman (DSM) has joined Marc Soler (UAD) on the entrance. 

And Thymen Arensman passes Soler, who does not have the legs to stick with the DSM rider. 

Lopez assaults Enric Mas. 

However he isn’t fairly shaking off Mas. He has a bit bit left to provide. 

Thymen Arensman (DSM) is flying up this climb. He is on his method to a level win if he can stay this tempo up. 

The GC leaders head up the Sierra Nevada climb, the very best level in Spain. 

SIERRA NEVADAGRANADA SPAIN SEPTEMBER 04 LR Miguel ngel Lpez Moreno of Colombia and Team Astana Qazaqstan Remco Evenepoel of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Red Leader Jersey and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma compete in the chase group during the 77th Tour of Spain 2022 Stage 15 a 1526km stage from Martos to Sierra Nevada Granada 2507m LaVuelta22 WorldTour on September 04 2022 in Sierra Nevada Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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2km to head

Lopez is getting pissed off with Mas. He may not paintings with him and he shakes his head in frustration.

Thymen Arensman (DSM) goes to do it! 

Arensman is ready to grow to be the king of Sierra Nevada. It’ll be his first grand excursion victory. 

Roglic is going! 

He drops Evenepoel who cannot reply. 

But it surely seems like the crimson jersey is preventing again. 

Thymen Arensman (DSM) wins level 15 of the Vuelta a Espana! 

Roglic is placing time on Evenepoel. 

Evenepoel simplest loses a couple of seconds to Roglic on the finish of the level. 

Provisional most sensible 5:

1. Thymen Arensman (Staff DSM)
2. Enric Mas (Movistar), +1’23”
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Qazaqstan) +1’25”
4. Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), +1’30”
5. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), +1’44”

10. Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl), +1’59”

On the finish of the level, Evenepoel maintains his lead, however Roglic is slowly chipping away at it. The protecting champion is now 1:34 in the back of the 22-year-old ahead of the overall leisure day. 

After the remainder day the next day, the peloton choices up once more on Tuesday the place they are going to have any other flat 189.5km level to the completing the town of Tomares, the place the sprinters will over again have their flip to polish. The race begins at 12:45 p.m. CET.

SIERRA NEVADAGRANADA SPAIN SEPTEMBER 04 Thymen Arensman of Netherlands and Team DSM celebrates winning during the 77th Tour of Spain 2022 Stage 15 a 1526km stage from Martos to Sierra Nevada Granada 2507m LaVuelta22 WorldTour on September 04 2022 in Sierra Nevada Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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