Jumbo-Visma hits the mark at the expense of Evenepoel: 'We can't ask for more'

Jumbo-Visma hits the mark at the expense of Evenepoel: 'We can't ask for more'

The Jumbo-Visma team was a hit during the 6th stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday. The American Sep kiss won the day’s stage, and the leaders of the general classification Primoz Roglic et Jonas Vingegaard took up time on Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step). “Can’t ask for more“, reacted the Slovenian after the fact.

It was the start of the mountain today“, explained Primoz Roglic. “I had better legs, but there’s a long way to go“, he tempered, however. “Anyway, it was a good day, I enjoyed it.

Roglic and Vingegaard gained 32 seconds over Evenepoel, who had to give up his red jersey in the breakaway despite still dominating his main rivals in the general classification. “We don’t complain: we win, we take time. Can’t ask for more“, summarized Roglic.

According to his Danish teammate, Vingegaard, “it was a good step. At the start of this one, the guys were fantastic.“Jumbo-Visma wanted to push the Evenepoel team to its limits.”We put pressure on Soudal Quick-Step and it turned out well for us“, analyzed Jonas Vingegaard. And the double winner to salute the exploit of his American teammate, Sepp Kuss, the winner of the stage. “He’s an amazing guy, and he deserves it. It’s a shame he doesn’t have the red jersey.

The main interested party was necessarily delighted too: “We wanted to take the breakaway to test the Soudal Quick-Step. We knew it would be a difficult stage to control,“explained Sepp Kuss. Hooking up the leading group was therefore”the primary objective.

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The plan worked perfectly, and Kuss soared to victory while Roglic and Vingegaard made up time on Remco EvenepoeL In the 39-rider breakaway, Kuss was accompanied by Dylan Van Baarle, Jan Tratnik and Attila Valter. “They rode really well. I owe them a lot. I felt good all day, and I just had to think about when I should attack and make the difference.

Replaced 2nd in the general classification, 8 seconds from the new red jersey Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ), Sepp Kuss does not want to upset the hierarchy in place in the Dutch team. “I’m not here to win the overall. Winning a stage is incredible. I will savor this first.

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