Pedersen wins stage 13

The arrival in Montilla bore his name and he has not disappointed. the dane Mads Pedersen (Trek) has made good forecasts and has taken the victory in stage 13 of La Vuelta 2022, revealing himself as the fastest cyclist on the final slope at the finish line.

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After three second places, the former world champion has finally been able to raise his arms as the winner of a stage of La Vuelta in a day of transition towards a high mountain weekend and that began, one more day, with COVID as the protagonist, with the positive of Juan Ayuso (UAE)which is still in the running due to its low infectivity.

The heat and the wind in the face hardened the race in a stage in which it was difficult for a leak to form and when it did, at least, it managed to make ground. At times, moreover, he struggled to avoid a massive arrival, but the wind was too powerful an enemy.

It couldn’t be, but the trio formed by Joan Bou (Euskaltel), Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH) and Julios Van den Berg (EF), made his way and did not say goodbye to his options until there were ten kilometers left to go. The wind was blowing very hard between the olive groves that the cyclists were crossing on their way to Montilla and he became an ally of a platoon that did not need much organization to neutralize the escapees.

Imposing Pedersen

With the peloton grouped together, the Trek-Segafredo put all the meat on the grill with the clear commitment of Pedersen. Only Jumbo-Visma tried to surprise by changing the pace at the head of the race for a playful Roglic, that I end up being absorbed by the most voracious sprinters.

One very hungry, the German Pascal Ackermann (UAE), was the first to launch into the stage, but Pedersen, very patient, knew how to wait for his moment and launch a definitive attack with which he easily surpassed Ackermanalso surpassed at the finish line by Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), another of the big favorites of the day.

Pedersen, imposing green jersey, crossed the finish line alone and gave the Trek a joy before a weekend in which the mountains, with the Sierra de La Pandera and Sierra Nevada, will take center stage.


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