Kaden Groves won the eleventh stage of the Vuelta a España in a massive arrival in Cabo de Gata. The Australian cyclist was the fastest in a sprint that BikeExchange-Jayco thoroughly prepared for see his fast man win his first stage in a grand tour ahead of Van Poppel and Merlier.
The cyclist, just 23 years old, wanted to mitigate the loss of his partner Simon Yates –fifth overall to date– after leaving due to a positive for Covid-19. Said absence relieved Movistar to a certain extent in its fight to avoid relegation against a team that is also involved in the ointment.
Kaden Groves’ triumph, however, has awarded 100 UCI points to the BikeExchange-Jayco complicating things for a Movistar that is very aware of the results of other teams in races far from Spain. The Lotto-Soudal, Without going any further, he is about to put them in the relegation places by coming back through victories in the medium-sized Classics.
We’ll see what happens between now and the end of the Vuelta, but this victory has not been good news for the telephone structure. The Tour of Spain, fortunately for Movistar, will have no more than two more massive arrivals and maximum damage than Kaden Groves you can subtract 200 points more.
So that we put everything in perspective, if Enric Mas finishes in the current third place in the general classification, the Spanish team will add 575 for UCI classification. The Movistar team already knows that these types of victories do not favor them in the slightest for their accounts. Tomorrow the mid-mountain returns to the Vuelta with the end in Estepona and it will without the reigning world champion Julian Alaphilippewho fell being evacuated by ambulance.