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Here we will keep you informed of the developments in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a España.



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  • Castrillo del Val-Aguilar

  • Flat stage (157 km)

  • Bennett declassified after headbutt

  • Ackermann declared stage winner

  • Carapaz retains red jersey

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Vuelta a España one minute ago

Sam Bennett is downed by the jury for his headbutt!

Pascal Ackermann is declared stage winner!

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Meanwhile, the wearers of the red jersey (Richard Carapaz), green jersey (Primoz Roglic) and polka dot jersey (Guillaume Martin) have already been on the podium to pick up a new jersey.

The stage winner will be skipped for the time being, which means that Bennett is not yet sure of the stage victory.

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Images of Bennett's action now under investigation.

The Irishman clearly hands out a quack to Trek-Segafredo's Emils Liepins.

For a similar offense, Peter Sagan was declassified in the Tour de France.

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Bennett should be relegated # lavuelta20 #LaVuelta

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Avatar Author Magzwim Moment of places 17: 27 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 16 minutes ago

The jury of the Vuelta is currently investigating whether Bennett took any unauthorized action in the run-up to the sprint.

In the repetition, the Irishman seems to be giving a hefty push with his head twice.

The jury can therefore decide to downgrade him.

The podium ceremony will be postponed as long as the investigation is ongoing.

Vuelta a España 17 minutes ago

As expected nothing changes in the general classification.

Richard Carapaz remains the leader, closely followed by Primoz Roglic.

Wout Poels is also still in the top ten.



1. Carapaz


2. Roglic +0.13


3. D. Martin +0.28


4. Carthy +0.44


5. Mas +1.54


6. Grossschartner +3.28


7. Chaves zt


8. Valverde +3.35


9. Soler +3.40


10. Poels +3.47

Vuelta a España 21 minutes ago

Sam Bennett's gesture of victory on the line.

He makes it clear that he and no one else is the strongest sprinter in this Vuelta.

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🥇 ¡@Sammmy_Be se lleva la victoria de la etapa 9! What a powerful sprint, @Sammmy_Be 💨💨💨 @deceuninck_qst # LaVuelta20

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 17: 20 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 22 minutes ago

"It was a long final. Difficult too, due to the many headwinds", said Sam Bennett after the ninth stage he won.

"It was a struggle to stay in position, we were almost thrown in by some men. That was exciting for a while, but the team did a great job and we stayed upright. I'm glad I was able to finish that hard work. for me this is my 50th victory and the 100th for the team (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) in grand tours, so those are great milestones to achieve. "

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The top ten of the ninth stage in the Vuelta.

Jetse Bol is the best Dutchman on place sixteen.

# LaVuelta20 - Stage 9 - Top 10 #LFRLive

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Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 17: 16 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 25 minutes ago

Bennett's supremacy in pictures.

The Irishman can already sit up before the finish and celebrate his victory.

🏁Etapa 9 |

Stage 9🙋🏻‍♂️🏆 SAM BENNETT @Sammmy_Be 🏆 # LaVuelta20

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 17:15 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 27 minutes ago

With a mighty sprint, Bennett Pascal Ackermann is the boss and refers the German to second place.

Young Belgian Gerben Thijssen comes in third, ahead of Max Kanter and Jasper Philipsen.

Vuelta a España 28 minutes ago

Finish - Sam Bennett once again proves to be the fastest sprinter in this Vuelta and takes his second stage victory!

Vuelta a España 29 minutes ago

Another 500 meters

- The necessary shoulder pushes and headbutts are distributed to obtain a good position.

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Another 1.5 km

- The large hairpin bend is taken without falls, but the suit has been shaken up in the front again.

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Another 3 km

- We have passed the safe 'line' for the classification men.

If there are still falls, the loss of time will be neutralized.

This means that the sprinter teams will have more space at the front to put the trains on the rails.

Vuelta a España 33 minutes ago

Another 5 km

- We now see Lotto Soudal, BORA and Groupama-FDJ in front of the peloton.

It is a fight for a place for the sprinters.

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That was a bit of a shock for Primoz Roglic, but the Slovenian can quickly reconnect after a flat tire.

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🏁 -13 km |

Etapa 9 - Stage 9 |

# LaVuelta20🚴Problemas mecánicos para @rogla / Bike change for Roglic!

🙁👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 17: 04 - October 29, 2020

Vuelta a España 41 minutes ago

12 km to go

- The peloton strictly adheres to the code of conduct and keeps its legs still for a while, so that Roglic can return to the peloton.

Now that the Slovenian is back, the sprinter teams will sharpen the knives.

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13 km to go

- Flat tire for Roglic!

The number two in the rankings has to change bikes quickly, but has therefore fallen behind.

In the front of the peloton, however, is held back.

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15 km to go

- It is already urgent to sit in the front.

In the final there are still a few tricky corners, where both the sprinters and the classification men want to get through unscathed.

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Bagües started with the peloton again before he was caught.

Since he is also a Spaniard, he will receive the prize for the fighting spirit.

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🏁 -28 km |

Etapa 9 - Stage 9 |

# LaVuelta20🇪🇸 Un último esfuerzo de @aritz_bagues para mantener viva la fuga 🔥🇬🇧 One last try by Bagües @CajaRural_RGA 🔥👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 16:42 - October 29, 2020

Vuelta a España one hour ago

22 km to go

- It was another brave attempt, but the flight of the day has been included!

Bagües and Osorio thank each other for their services and merge back into the masses, which are dragged towards the finish by the sprinter teams.

Vuelta a España one hour ago

Another 25 km

- The peloton allows Bagües and Osorio to swim in half a minute.

The teams of the classification men have taken over from the sprint equipes at the front.

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By the way, the riders have already been able to explore the final, because they have already passed it today.

After the first passage, the riders will in fact make a long loop, after which the second passage is all about the real finish.

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🏁-35km |

Etapa 9 - Stage 9 |

# LaVuelta20🚴🚴Primer paso por la línea de meta de Aguilar de Campóo / First time through today's finish line! 👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 16:36 - October 29, 2020

Vuelta a España one hour ago

Another 31 km

- There is the BORA team in the front rows after all.

That is also to keep Felix Grossschartner from the front, but Pascal Ackermann just seems to be joining the sprint.

In the front, Bagües and Osorio have a small battle to see who will run off with the prize of the fighting spirit today by accelerating again.

Vuelta a España one hour ago

34 km to go

- The lead of the front runners disappears like snow in the Spanish sun, they only have 40 seconds left.

In the peloton we mainly see Deceuninck-Quick-Step (ahead of Sam Bennett) and UAE Team Emirates (Jasper Philipsen) in the lead.

BORA-hansgrohe is, however, conspicuously absent, is Pascal Ackermann still too bothered by his crash?

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40 km to go

- The peloton, led by the sprinter teams, has now definitively started the hunt.

The two front runners have only a minute and a half left and must cherish the coming kilometers well.

Vuelta a España 2 hours ago

Another 47 km

- Now that we are heading towards the last quarter of the stage, the peloton is making more serious work of the pursuit.

The lead of Bagües and Osorio has already fallen to 2.30 and is only crumbling further.

Vuelta a España 2 hours ago

For what it's worth: Aritz Bagües takes the full advantage of the intermediate sprint by crossing the line in front of Juan Osorio.

Just under three minutes behind, Dylan van Baarle leads the peloton.

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🏁Etapa 9 - Stage 9 |

# LaVuelta20💨Paso por el Sprint Intermedio de Herrera de Pisuerga: 1.

@aritz_bagues (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), 4 pts2.

@ juanpipe340 (Burgos BH), 2 pts3.

@DylanvanBaarle (Ineos Grenadiers), 1 pt @ skoda_es👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 15: 56 - October 29, 2020

Vuelta a España 2 hours ago

Another 64 km

- Due to a short lunch break in the peloton, the lead of the two front runners has grown again to over three minutes.

However, this will be short-lived, because the speed skaters within the sprinter teams will immediately convert their lunch into energy and get the peloton going.

Vuelta a España 2 hours ago

Not only Primoz Roglic has something to celebrate, it is also a special day for Dan Martin.

The Irish number three in the general classification has been married for exactly four years today.

"Four years ago I wasn't cycling on this day, but I married my wife. Because of the strange schedule this year I can't celebrate with her, but that's a bit part of this job," said Martin before the stage on his wedding day by bike.

Vuelta a España 2 hours ago

Ackermann reports to the medical car after his previous crash.

The German seems to have come off fairly unscathed, although he has to disinfect a scrape himself.

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🏁 Etapa 9 - Stage 9 |

# LaVuelta20🚴 @ Ackes171, de visita al coche médico después de su caída / 🇩🇪Ackermann had a crash earlier in the day👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 15: 09 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 3 hours ago

92 km to go - 

Ai, problems for Pascal Ackermann.

Perhaps Sam Bennett's biggest challenger today reports to the race doctor.

Looks like he fell.

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106 km to go - 

The two escapees of the day in the picture.

They work well together, but the peloton doesn't give them more than three minutes.

If Deceuninck-Quick-Step gets angry, that hole is so closed.

In the peloton is Héctor Sáez, a teammate of breakaway Alejandro Osorio at Caja Rural.

He gets back on the bike, but is thus behind.

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🏁 Etapa 8 - Stage 8 |

# LaVuelta20🎥🚴🚴La fuga del día / The break🇪🇸 @ aritz_bagues🇨🇴 @ juanpipe340👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 14: 47 - October 29, 2020

Vuelta a España 3 hours ago

Today's finish.

By the way, the riders cross the line twice, because after arriving in Aguilar de Campoo they will first ride another lap.

Llegada Aguilar de Campoo @sporza_koers #roadtrip #grandtours # LaVuelta2020 @lavuelta

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Avatar Author Renaat Schotte Moment of places 14: 04 - 29 October 2020

Vuelta a España 3 hours ago

Another 116 km - 

Without pressing hard on the accelerator, the peloton has already taken a considerable bite from the gap with the front runners.

Under the leadership of Deceuninck-Quick-Step (by top favorite Sam Bennett), the gap has been reduced to three minutes.

Vuelta a España 3 hours ago

The autumnal Spain produces beautiful pictures every day.

🏁 Km 25 |

Etapa 8 - Stage 8 |

# LaVuelta20🚴🚴El pelotón deja ir a la fuga / 5 minutes for the break📸: @ charlylopezph👉https: //t.co/zqaO4Bw62K

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Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of places 14: 17 - 29 October 2020

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Still 135 km - 

The lead of the two front runners has already grown to 5.5 minutes.

The peloton, led by the riders of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, believes it for the time being.

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In any case, the mob was well guarded at the start, which took place on a military base.

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Another 151 km - 

The two refugees probably also know that they have no chance for the stage victory today.

The two riders, who ride for two small Spanish teams, are not interested in that either.

The Spaniard and the Colombian hope to be able to stay ahead for a few hours, so that their sponsors will come into the picture later.

They are given the space of the peloton, which is now reported in two minutes.

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153 km to go - 

The first attackers are already there: Aritz Bagues (Caja Rural) and Juan Felipe Osorio (Burgos).

They've been getting 45 seconds off the suit now.

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Another 157 km - START!

We are officially on the way.

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A fall is reported in the neutralized zone.

Andrey Amador (INEOS Grenadiers) is said to have gone down.

It is reminiscent of the crash that his teammate Geraint Thomas threw out of the Giro.

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The sweater wearers:



  • Red (general classification) Richard Carapaz

  • Green (points) Primoz Roglic

  • Globes (mountain) Guillaume Martin

  • White (young people) Enric Mas

Vuelta a España 4 hours ago

The top ten of the rankings.

This is unlikely to change much today.



  • Richard Carapaz

  • Primoz Roglic +13

  • Daniel Martin +28

  • Hugh Carthy +44

  • Enric Mas +1.54

  • Felix Grossschartner +3.28

  • Esteban Chaves +3.28

  • Alejandro Valverde +3.35

  • Marc Soler +3.40

  • Wout Poels +3.47

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