Jonas Vingegaard blows a kiss to the crowd as he crosses the finish line for a solo win on stage 13 of the 2023 Vuelta a España.

Vuelta stage 13: Jumbo dominates on the Tourmalet as Evenepoel implodes

Well, that was brutal.

Joe Lindsey
by Joe Lindsey 08.09.2023 Photography by
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Jonas Vingegaard attacked out of an elite lead group to take a solo win on stage 13 of the Vuelta a España on a day that saw the Jumbo-Visma team take complete control and Remco Evenepoel dropped early and convincingly. The short but arduous Tourmalet stage was always going to be pivotal to the race, and no team rose to the occasion like Jumbo, which controlled the action handily, took the top three spots on the stage, and now has the top three spots on overall as well – raising the distinct possibility of an unprecedented podium sweep at a Grand Tour.



?So you had a bad day… ?

Not-so-brief analysis

Not many signs of tension here.

Quote of the day

“I think that’s even better than the plan.”

-Vingegaard, characteristically brief when asked if things had gone according to the team’s plan.

Up next: stage 14

If it’s a Vuelta stage, it’s probably an uphill finish. Stage 14 continues the fun with this 156.2 km ride from Sauveterre-de-Béarn to Larra-Belagua. Riders get three more big climbs, starting with the HC Col Hourcère and Puerto de Larrau, finished off with the first-category summit finish on Larra-Belagua. After the GC destruction today, it may be a day for the breakaway as teams try to take stock of Jumbo’s control and how to break it. If Jumbo wants to spread the love, it could be a day for Roglič, but a breakaway is more likely: EF Education-Easypost’s Jonathan Caicedo or Bora-Hansgrohe’s Lennard Kämna are intriguing candidates to watch.

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