Bennett maintains Evenepoel's Deceuninck streak in a bumpy finish

The Irishman gives Deceuninck the second consecutive victory, which continues to lead Evenepoel. Drop in the peloton at 1 kilometer. This Saturday, Lagunas de Neila decides.


A Sam Bennett does not fare badly in the arrivals with some demand and this was demonstrated this Friday at the goal of Roa de Duero. The Deceuninck accelerated at the right moment, when several riders went to the ground in the peloton, and entered the finish line alone achieving his third victory on Spanish soil in recent months, after his two wins in the Vuelta, including one in Oviedo. it also itched up. The champion of Ireland came exhausted by the tremendous final effort and the suffocating heat, and fell to the ground after adding the second consecutive Deceuninck victory. This is where the leader, Remco Evenepoel, came to applaud his partner: "Congratulations!" The Belgian team has 17 wins in 2020.

The fall, which had no consequences for the general when being in the safety zone, did mark the outcome. "The end was hard, and more with the fall in that curve. I was alone and there was nobody else, so I pushed forward. It was longer than I thought," explained the winner later in the goal, which He added his third win this season after the two he achieved in January (Turkey and Down Under) .

A day in which there were not as many shocks as in the previous ones, with the escape of six cyclists, three of them from the Kometa de Contador: Verza, Ropero and Sevilla (KOM), along with Juaristi (Euskaltel), Cima (Gazprom) and Smit (Burgos). After several days of battle, the platoon is preparing for the final outcome of this Saturday, in Lagunas de Neila, where Evenepoel must defend the leadership against the climbers, among whom Mikel Landa appears as one of the great threats.

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