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Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog about the first stage of the Vuelta a España!

In this live blog we will keep you informed of the developments in the price.



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  • Irún - Santuario De Arrate

  • 173 km

  • Arrival uphill

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15 km to go

- With Jumbo-Visma at the head of the thinned peloton, it will soon go downhill to the foot of today's last climb: the Alto de Arrate (1st category), also today's finish.

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16.5 km to go

- The thinned peloton reaches the top of the Alto de Elgeta, where Jumbo-Visma is now at the front of the peloton with about six men.

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Another 18 km

- Slowly, various riders are falling behind on the slopes of the Alto de Elgeta, which has an average gradient of 5.2%.

Chris Froome is also struggling to come along.

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Another 19 km

- Michael woods (EF Pro Cycling) is on the side of the road and has fallen.

There is also a third dropout: Alexandre Geniez from AG2R-La Mondiale.

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22 km to go

- The riders believe the intermediate sprint and have started the climb of the Alto de Elgeta;

another climb of the third category.

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Another 25 km

- And Jauregui is also the last to give in and so all riders are together in the peloton again, just before the intermediate sprint.

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Another 28 km

- Quentin Jauregui is the last remaining rider from the leading group and does not give up yet, but the peloton is right behind him and so the last breakaway will also be swallowed up by the peloton.

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Another 30 km

- There is the next dropout from the leading group.

Cavagna falls back and sees no point in the escape anymore.

Sütterlin, Bol and Jauregui remain at the front.

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31 km to go

- Another eight kilometers to the intermediate sprint, where you can also earn bonus seconds.

Will the leading group of the four riders have already been caught?

The lead is only half a minute.

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Another 36 km

- The four remaining riders from the leading group consult: what now?

The peloton slowly approaches and approaches them to within about forty seconds.

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38 km to go

- The escape of Jasha Sütterlin is also made harmless.

Jetse Bol comes to keep the German company in the front, while Cavagna and Jauregui are close behind.

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Another 43 km

- Another breakaway from the leading group.

This time it is Sütterlin who tries to get away from his fellow breakaway riders from the leading group.

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Another 45 km

- The other four riders from the leading group go in pursuit at Cavagna.

The Frenchman is overtaken by the others after a few kilometers and so the leading group again consists of the five men who have been at the front for the entire stage.

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Another 49 km

- Rémi Cavagna is now trying to break free from the other four riders in the leading group, who see their lead over the peloton shrink to about 45 seconds.

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Another 53 km

- At the top of the Alto de Kanpazar, it is Jauregui again who takes three points for the mountain classification.

Bol again takes two, Cavagna takes one.

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Another 56 km

- The second climb of this stage is in sight for the leading group.

It is the Alto de Kanpazar and this climb is also one of the third category.

The lead of the five riders has been around 1.30 minutes for some time.

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The crash of Martinez in pictures.

The Colombian has since returned to the peloton.

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An ugly crash for outsider Daniel Martinez (EF).

He seems to be in a lot of pain but has since returned to the peloton🇪🇸 #Vuelta a España LIVE📺 Eurosport 1💻📱 without interruptions: https://t.co/kbdcqiHM7M

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Avatar Author Eurosport Netherlands Moment of places 15: 43 - October 20, 2020

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Another 69 km

- Ai!

Kevin Inkelaar, among others, misguides himself on a bend in a descent and comes into contact with the crash barrier.

The Dutchman, however, climbs back on his bike with some difficulty and can continue on his way fairly quickly.

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Another 70 km

- Jetse Bol takes off on his own, but his fellow refugees from the leading group will not let him go just like that.

He is immediately reinstated.

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74 km to go

- The first points for the mountains classification have been given.

Of course the points go to the riders in the leading group.

Jauregui takes three points, Bol takes two and Sütterlin one.

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The leading group in the picture, including Jetse Bol.

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# LaVuelta20🇪🇸 Los fugados ya se acercan el primer puerto del día, el Puerto de Udana⛰️ (3ª categoría) 🇬🇧 The break approches the first climb👉https: //t.co/izln1uYnJq

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 15: 38 - October 20, 2020

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Another 79 km

- Where it just seemed as if Daniel Felipe Martinez would be the first to retire after his crash, the AG2R rider Mathias Frank and Ilan Van Wilder of Team Sunweb are the first to get off this course.

Frank was involved in a crash and the same will certainly apply to Van Wilder.

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Another 86 km

- Another five kilometers before the climb to the top of the Puerto de Udana begins.

The lead of the leading group is slowly getting smaller and is now only 1.29 minutes.

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Another 93 km

- Crash in the peloton: It is Daniel Felipe Martínez who falls.

His teammates continue cycling, but things aren't looking so good for Martínez.

After a short break and a new bike, the Colombian from EF Pro Cycling can happily continue.

Martínez has to make up for a minute on the peloton.

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Another 94 km

- It is still cloudy and occasionally rainy in the Basque Country, but for the time being it does not bother the riders much.

The peloton is led by the teams of Jumbo-Visma, Movistar and Burgos, Bol's team that is in the leading group with the five riders.

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Roglic: 'We will see who is in the best position.'


Before the start, Primoz Roglic looked briefly ahead at the Vuelta and the division of roles within Jumbo-Visma: "I feel good before the start, but that is normal when you race starts. We have a lot of self-confidence because of the successful season so far. And it will be a good race. We will of course go for the highest possible again. In the coming days we will see who is the best for us. big challenge, also because of the crazy preparation. We are deep in the season and then motivation also comes into play. So in a few days we will see who is in the best position. "

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Another 100 km

- The five riders in the front have covered 73 kilometers;

exactly 100 kilometers to go to the finish on the Alto de Arrate.

In 25 kilometers they pass the Puerto de Udana of the third category;

the first climb where points can be earned for the mountains classification.

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The five riders from the leading group in the picture: Jasha Sütterlin (Sunweb), Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Quentin Jauregui (AG2R-La Mondiale), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and Jetse Bol (Burgos BH).

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 14: 49 - October 20, 2020

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104 km to go

- The five riders from the leading group, including Jetse Bol, once again give in to the peloton.

But there still remains a lead of 2.10 minutes.

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Another 116 km

- The average speed for the first hour is 46.3 kilometers per hour.

The lead of the leading group has now shrunk somewhat: 2.30 minutes.

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129 km to go

- Just the riders from the leading group: Jasha Sütterlin (Sunweb), Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Quentin Jauregui (AG2R-La Mondiale), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and Jetse Bol (Burgos BH) .

They have a lead of 3.30 minutes on the peloton.

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Chris Froome is happy that the Vuelta will continue this year, despite all the difficulties.

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🇬🇧 "It's fantastic that we're able to be here amongst such a difficult year. We should respect the bubble" @ chrisfroome🇪🇸 "Es fantástico que podamos estar en la salida de # LaVuelta20 en un año que ha sido tan difícil para todos. Tenemos que respetar los protocoles y la burbuja "

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 13: 53 - October 20, 2020

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Another 141 km

- The devil is in the second half of this stage.

In it we see three climbs from the third category and as a final one from the first category, just before the finish.

In between, there is also an intermediate sprint after almost 150 kilometers.

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Another 145 km

- Aritz Baguës is unable to connect with the leading group.

The rider has now returned to the peloton, which is 3.50 minutes behind.

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Due to the corona measures and the cloudy weather, there is not really a festive start to this Vuelta.

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🚩La etapa 1 ha empezado! Stage 1 has started 👏🏼👏🏼 # LaVuelta20

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 13: 10 - 20 October 2020

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Another 153 km

- Aritz Bagües (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) is on his way to the leading group and has to make up for another 24 seconds.

The leading group of five has now increased the lead over the peloton to 3.30 minutes.

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158 km to go

- The first Dutchman also reports in the leading group: Jetse Bol (Burgos BH), together with Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal).

The leading group now consists of five riders, who have a lead of one and a half minutes on the peloton.

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Another 163 km

- Three riders have escaped and are taking a small lead over the peloton: Jasha Sütterlin (Sunweb), Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and Quentin Jauregui (AG2R-La Mondiale).

Aritz Baguës is also on his way to the leading group, which is more than 1.17 minutes ahead of the peloton.

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168 km to go

- And the first escape is also a fact.

Four riders, including a rider from Burgos-BH, start briefly, but the breakaway does not last longer than 3 kilometers.

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Another 169 km

- And the Vuelta has now really started: the riders have left the neutralized section and are on their way to today's final destination: Arrate, the hill near the city of Eibar.

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Enroll using facial recognition software.

It happened prior to the first Vuelta stage.

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🇪🇸 # LaVuelta20A pre-stage presentation with a twist, using facial recognition software to sign in ✍🏻

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Avatar Author BORA - hansgrohe Moment of places 13:05 - 20 October 2020

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The start of the Vuelta a España 2020!

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🚩La etapa 1 ha empezado! Stage 1 has started 👏🏼👏🏼 # LaVuelta20

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 13: 10 - 20 October 2020

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Another 173 km - 

The riders are on their bikes and ride through the neutral zone.

The Vuelta of 2020 will officially start soon!

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Chris Froome is about to start his last race in the service of INEOS Grenadiers.

Next year, the Briton will drive for Israel Start-Up Nation.

Ready to take on the 2020 @lavuelta, my last race for the @INEOSGrenadiers!

Let's do this 👍

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Avatar Author Chris Froome Moment of places 12: 46 - October 20, 2020

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