Team Deceunincks French rider Florian Senechal commemorates on the podium after winning the 13th phase of the 2021 La Vuelta biking tour of Spain, a 203.7 km race from Belmez to Villanueva de la Serena, on August 27, 2021. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/ AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP by means of Getty Images).
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Florian Senechal has won Stage 13 of the 2021 La Vuelta a Espana in a fiercely objected to sprint stage on August 27.
Florian Senechal, rider for Team Deceuninck-Quickstep, won Stage 13 at the 2021 La Vuelta a Espana on August 27.
Stage 13 was a 203.7-kilometer-long sprint phase from Belmez to Villanueva de la Serena in scorching temperatures.
Despite his flat tire incident, Jakobsen had earlier handled to take the maximum sprint points available on the phase and kept his green jersey sprint points category lead.
The next 2 stages are enormous Category 1 classified mountain climbs.
Florian Senechal changes roles in team crisis to take phase win.
Senechal started the stage as lead out rider for fellow teammate Fabio Jakobsen who has currently won 2 stages this year.
A number of spaces opened in the peloton throughout the race but it remained in the final few kilometres that the main split happened with fifteen riders making it into a breakaway group that the peloton failed to catch.
Among these were Team Ineos Grenadiers Egan Bernal, winner of this years Giro dItalia, who managed to gain some time in the general standings and better his position by keeping rate with the breakaway group.
While the strategy was for Senechal to lead out Jakobsen, Jakobsen found himself falling back with a sudden flat tire.
The group immediately switched techniques as Senechal then raced for the phase win.
He managed to beat out both Matteo Trentin and Alberto Dainese at the goal to take the stage triumph.
2021 La Vuelta a Espanas total basic category standings after Stage 13.
Norways Odd Christian Eiking managed not to lose whenever on the phase and maintain his overall lead, just the 2nd Norwegian rider to do so.
The remainder of the total basic classification standings remained the exact same.