Active rest of the colonels after the battle for Rioja lands.

Fictitious truce of the candidates for the podium in Madrid on the journey through emptied Spain, on the way to Aguilar de Campoo.

After the hectic days in the high mountains, the survivors of this Tour of banned perimeters agreed to a fight without excessive damage.

A day for squires, always sacrificed in dark labors, to give free rein to their few options.










or Vlasov took shelter in the peloton and let their gregarious do.

In that armistice the sprinters appeared, and among them

San Bennett

(Deceuninck), who fought for his second victory, although at the start he already warned that repeating victory would be complicated: "This is my second great round of the year, I am a a little tired. It's the first time I've run two laps in a row but I'm fine. In Aguilar de Campoo the sprint will be more open, more direct and that will give others the opportunity, who will appear from behind. "

The truth is that it was a controversial sprint.

The Irishman, who crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for a struggle with a Trek team rider.

The victory, by disqualification, went to German

Pascal Ackermann

(Bora Hansgrohe) and second place to

Gerben Thijssen

(Lotto Soudal).

Today's was also a stage for fortune adventurers, such as the modest

Aritz Bagües

(Caja Rural-Seguros) and

Juan Felipe Osorio

(Burgos BH), who jumped after the starting flag.

An excursion doomed to failure, but one that provided an interesting audience share for two invited teams in the round.

The group, which for a long time, walked parallel to the Canal de Castilla, hunted the escapees 20 kilometers from the arrival at Aguilar de Campoo.

After crossing the Pisuerga, the Movistar and the Cofidis took control of the head.

They did not want their respective leaders to take unnecessary risks, like the one Roglic had, with a mechanical breakdown 12 kilometers from the finish line.

Lotto and Bora took over to launch their sprinters, defeated once again by Bennett, the insatiable.

One of the most unique news of the day was outside the peloton, at the Unipublic offices.

The company led by

Javier Guillén

reported that the 2021 edition of the Vuelta will begin, without the pandemic allowing it, on August 14 inside the Burgos cathedral, commemorating the VIII Centenary of the Castilian temple.

It will be the first time that a cycling race begins in such an unusual place.

That will be next year, now what we have to do is continue with the journey of this Vuelta that will return to the north on Friday, with a sawtooth stage starting in Castro Urdiales and arriving in Suances.

A day prior to the double battle of the weekend, with finals in Farrapona and Angliru.

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