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Tour of Spain: Taaramae loses his luck and the red jersey in a massive fall

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Tour of Spain: Taaramae loses his luck and the red jersey in a massive fall

The Estonian kisses the bottom for the second day in a row and provides Elissonde the lead of the Vuelta, in a stage received by Philipsen by sprinting.

Jasper Philipsen celebrates after the dash in Albacete.AFP
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Since luck is all the time relative, Rein taarame He arrived on the end line in Molina de Aragn on Tuesday with blended emotions. Sure, he had fallen, and that’s definitely unhealthy luck, however he had carried out it within the ultimate three kilometers, which meant that the misplaced time wouldn’t be added to him. In different phrases, regardless of the accident, the Estonian managed to maintain that purple jersey that he achieved on the Picn Blanco and whose expiration date was set for this Thursday, at most another day.

It might be stated, briefly, that Taarame had good luck, regardless of every little thing. However luck goes as quickly because it comes and this Wednesday the Estonian bought the unhealthy, the undoubtedly unhealthy. It appeared like a quiet stage, with out main issues on the best way to an enormous dash in Albacete, till within the absence of 12 kilometers a large fall within the entrance of the peloton, from about 30 place, every little thing modified. Sure, poor Taarame hit the pavement once more. And this time it was going to have penalties, as a result of those that fought the autumn waited for some time for many of the runners to rejoin, however the race ended up relaunched with out him.

Taarame reached the end line greater than two minutes from Jasper philipsen, for the second time on this Lap the quickest in a volata. And though he knew himself already stripped of the garment of honor, he did so by pulling laborious and within the first particular person of his small group, resisting the inevitable end result. His disappointment was the enjoyment of Kenny elissonde, the petite Trek climber who inherits the chief’s jersey with the specter of a Primoz Roglic that he’s solely 5 seconds away from him and that he has many tickets to recuperate the purple this Thursday in Cullera, with an finish in a wall of two kilometers.

The every street of Albacete claimed extra victims, standing out above the remaining to Romain Bardet. The French, one of many nice names of this version regardless of having left about 30 seconds on the day of the White Picn, noticed all his choices to get into the struggle for the positions of honor evaporated. Very bruised, along with his jersey damaged in a number of locations, he closed the day at 12:32, time that he additionally misplaced Mikel Snow, one other of those that actually damage himself. Cyclists like Ion Izagirre Y Guillaume Martin They have been additionally affected and lose a variety of rope within the common.