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Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar) lost touch with the group favorites when he attacked Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) on his way to the Alto de Mougàs on the 20th stage of the Vuelta a España. Then came the shock messages from the penultimate stage in Spain.
according to Spanish media López got off the bike and refused to continue when Jack Haig (Jumo-Visma) passed him on the hypothetical summary. Lopez was persuaded to continue, but was said to have refused to listen to the team leaders.
The Colombian came third in the summary before the stage.
– He’s totally hopeless of Lopez. Movistar has used a lot of energy and energy in these three weeks to put themselves where they are now, and Lopez has really pulled off a victory on stage and everything. It’s shocking that he’s out of the race now. If I were the boss of Movistar, I wouldn’t want to have him on my team. It’s very exciting,” said Magnus Drivenes, TV 2 cycling expert.
Miguel Angel Lopez climbs his bike and furiously leaves Vuelta a España on stage 20 because he missed the split and lost his podium position – while his top-placed teammate didn’t – unlike anything I’ve seen in over 20 years pursuing pro cycling # La Vuelta 21
– Neal Rogers (@nealrogers) September 4, 2021
Germany’s Eurosport announced during the stage that Lopez was back on the bike after ten minutes in the team car, but Vuelta a España websites She says Lopez has broken.
“We can only hope they have a Netflix team in the car,” said Drivenes, referring to the TV series about the bike team.
Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) came at 7.31 behind the winner, Clément Champoussin (AG2R Citroën), to 22nd place on the stage. Eiking is No. 11 overall before the Vuelta finishes off the beat.
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) is on his way to an all-out victory. The Slovenian has a 2.38 lead over Enrique Mas (Movistar) before the final stage on Sunday. Jack Haig is third barely five minutes behind Roglic.
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