Sport Vuelta a España: Hugh Carthy tames fearsome Angliru for stage 12 victory
Double or Quits: Vuelta faces back-to-back mountain challenge of Farrapona and Angliru
Contador previous winner on both monster Asturian climbsFirst used in the Vuelta in 1999, the Angliru has long since overtaken the Lagos de Covadonga as the race’s most emblematic climb. Not only is the Angliru widely seen as Spain’s single-most difficult ascent, but over the years, moments like Contador’s victory in 2017, or Robero Heras’ stunning lone win in 2002, or the late Jose María Jiménez’s pursuit of Pavel Tonkov up to the mist-enshrouded summit in 1999, have gradually morphed into hallowed and honoured landmarks in the Vuelta’s collective memory.
The new-look Vuelta a España will be reduced to 18 stages for 2020, and take place from October 20 to November 8, all thanks to the massive Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) started the showdown on the Alto de Moncalvillo 3.5km from the top of the summit finish, after his teammate Michael Woods
Carthy came into the Vuelta as one of a pack of stage -hunters for EF Pro Cycling alongside the likes of Daniel Martínez, Magnus Cort, and winner of Tuesday’s “I can remember first seeing Hugh Carthy in the early season three or four years ago in some of the smaller races before the Giro and the Tour
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling||3:08:40|
|2||Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana Pro Team||0:00:16|
|3||Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team|
|4||Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers|
|5||Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma||0:00:26|
|6||Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma|
|7||Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation|
|8||Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain McLaren||0:01:35|
|9||Michael Woods (Can) EF Pro Cycling|
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers||48:29:27|
|2||Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma||0:00:10|
|3||Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling||0:00:32|
|4||Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation||0:00:35|
|5||Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team||0:01:50|
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The new-look Vuelta a España will be reduced to 18 stages for 2020, and take place from October 20 to November 8, all thanks to the massive Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) started the showdown on the Alto de Moncalvillo 3.5km from the top of the summit finish, after his teammate Michael Woods www.cyclingnews.com
Carthy came into the Vuelta as one of a pack of stage -hunters for EF Pro Cycling alongside the likes of Daniel Martínez, Magnus Cort, and winner of Tuesday’s “I can remember first seeing Hugh Carthy in the early season three or four years ago in some of the smaller races before the Giro and the Tour www.velonews.com
Sunday's 12 th stage will finish at the top of the challenging Angliru - a 12 .4km ascent at 9.9% with the last seven kilometres averaging a gradient of 13% and featuring a section above 20%. Saturday's start from Villaviciosa was delayed following the protest. After Slovenia's Roglic burst clear to win Friday's www.bbc.co.uk
Their Vuelta started badly when their best-known rider Thibaut Pinot threw in the towel before the third stage . "For a few days I've not had good legs. Sunday's route remains in the mountains with a 109.4km ride starting in La Pola Llaviana and ending on the notoriously tough climb up the Angliru .
Britain's Hugh Carthy was caught on the wrong side of a late split and lost 10 seconds, meaning the EF Pro Cycling rider is now Saturday's stage 11 is a tough mountainous route that ends with a summit finish on the Alto de la Farrapona, before Sunday's stage 12 culminates in the brutal climb of L' Angliru .
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The Angliru is super steep and nothing will happen before it, so just pure strength will count. Not long ago (yesterday) this Vuelta was considered an exciting race. Now because in a stage where everyone was expecting fireworks, much didn't happen, suddenly Latest: Koronin. 12 minutes ago.
Hugh Carthy lost some time on stage 11 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport). Stage 11 of the coronavirus-pandemic-shortened 18- stage Vuelta a España started in typical 2020 fashion, with an uproar over the UCI commissaire's controversial decision to give Roglič a three-second gap to his
The Alto del Angliru came at the end of a stage with four major climbs. The last 12 .5 km ascent in the Asturias region has been described as the toughest racing climb around with some parts over a 20% gradient and only matched by the Mortirolo in Italy. Angliru - Vuelta ciclista a España 2011.
The 2020 Vuelta a España heads into a crucial weekend of climbing this Saturday with back-to-back summit finishes that hold special memories for all Alberto Contador fans: first up is La Farrapona, where El Pistolero effectively won the 2014 race, and 24 hours later the race tackles l’ Angliru