The Tour of Spain had to wait for the last stage in line to know its craziest day. The attack of Egan Bernal and Primoz Roglic towards the Lakes of Covadonga was a great moment but this day in Galicia has more upset the general classification. And for good reason, Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar) and Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers), still 3rd and 5th overall on Friday night, retreated thanks to the movement launched by the Bahrain-Victorious following the attacks by Adam Yates and Egan Bernal 60 kilometers from the goal. The Briton but also and especially Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) are the big winners of the day. The Australian is 3rd on the eve of the final time.
Haig gets on the podium, Lopez goes wild
When Miguel Angel Lopez found himself in a group where no one wanted to ride with him, and certainly not Egan Bernal who had Yates up front, we understood that the Colombian from Movistar was going to lose his place on the podium. Because at the front, Haig had the support of Gino Mäder, Wout Poels and even Mak Padun present in the morning breakaway. The Bahraini team did well to move since if Haig is 3rd overall, Mäder is now 5th. Still behind his teammate, Egan Bernal, on Friday, Adam Yates will be the best Ineos overall. Better, and even if the task promises to be complicated, the latter can eye the place on the podium of Haig during the stopwatch Sunday. The gap between the two men is one minute.
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If Miguel Angel Lopez is no longer in the Top 10 of the general classification, it is because “Superman” has gone wild on this 20th stage. Trapped by the Bahrain-Victorious, and according to him by his team since Enric Mas was in the right group, the Colombian simply stopped on the side of the road. His training tried to reason with him and conflicting information then poured in. Some announced he left when others said he had given up. Lopez is not in any case not in the table of the result of the stage. And with his attitude, he probably lost more than a grand tour podium this Saturday.
Martin should finish in the Top 10
An event that allows Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) to win a place. The Frenchman, struggling this Saturday, occupies 8th place in the general classification, 16 minutes and 11 seconds behind Primoz Roglic. Worried since his fall on Tuesday, the Normand should nonetheless achieve the set objective, namely a Top 10 in the final overall. In all likelihood, David De La Cruz (UAE-Team Emirates), who is only eight seconds behind, is expected to overtake him in the 33-kilometer stopwatch around Santiago de Compostela on Sunday but Félix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert) are too far.
The general classification after the 20th stage
|1.||Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)|
|2.||Enric Mas (Movistar)||+2’38”|
|3.||Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious)||+4’48”|
|4.||Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers)||+5’48”|
|5.||Gino Mäder (Bahrain-Victorious)||+8’14’|
|6.||Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers)||+11’38”|
|7.||Blacksmith Kuss (Jumbo-Visma)||+13’42”|
|8.||Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)||+16’11”|
|9.||David De La Cruz (UAE-Team Emirates)||+16’19”|
|10.||Felix Grosschartner (UAE-Team Emirates)||+20’30”|
|11.||Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché – Wanty Gobert)||+20’46”|
|12.||Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma)||+24’50”|
|13.||Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segadredo)||+26’18”|
|14.||Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën)||+43’53”|
|15.||Rémy Rochas (Cofidis)||+47’47”|
|16.||Clément Champoussin (AG2R Citroën)||+52’02”|
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