Vuelta 20. Etappe: Kenny Elissonde und Chris Horner triumphieren am l’Angliru

Aged 22, Kenny Elissonde (FDJ.fr) preceded eventual Vuelta a España overall winner Chris Horner, who is almost 42, at the top of the mythical climb l’Angliru. He scored the fourth stage victory for French cycling.
At km 25, a 32-man breakaway was formed: Jan Barta and José Mendes (NetApp-Endura), Paolo Tiralongo, Andriy Grivko and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), André Cardoso, David Arroyo and Antonio Piedra (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Vasil Kiryienka and Dario Cataldo (Team Sky), Rinaldo Nocentini and Carlos Betancur (AG2R-La Mondiale), Jorge Azanza and Juanjo Oroz (Euskaltel), Serge Pauwels (OPQS), Bauke Mollema and Juan Manuel Garate (Belkin), Juan Antonio Flecha and Rafa Valls (Vacansoleil-DCM), Nicolas Edet and Jérôme Coppel (Cofidis), Maciej Paterski (Cannondale), Dominik Nerz and Ivan Santaromita (BMC), Francos De Greef (Lotto-Belisol), Kenny Elissonde (FDJ.fr), Johannes Fröhlinger (Argos-Shimano), Dimitri Kozontchuk and Angel Vicioso (Katusha), Benat Intxausti and Imanol Erviti (Movistar) and Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida).


In the first two climbs, Edet secured the lead in the king of the mountains competition for good.
Elissonde and Tiralongo begun climbing the Angliru with an advantage of 40 seconds over their former breakaway companions and 4.30 over the red jersey group. Elissonde continued solo 6km before the summit. Nibali launched a first attack 7km away from the finish and did it again on five other occasions but with 2km to go, it was race leader Horner to get his arch-rival off his wheel while Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) maintained his third position on GC over stage 20 winner Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).

Interview mit dem Etappensieger:

Kenny Elissonde : “The Angliru is a myth”

How do you feel about winning atop the Angliru in your first Grand Tour?
It’s just incredible. The Angliru is a myth. In the first part of the stage, I made the breakaway with many good climbers and I didn’t have good legs. It was a very hard stage and I’ve won it. After Alexandre Geniez at Peyragudes and our leader Thibaut Pinot finishing seventh overall, we couldn’t hope for more.

What was your knowledge of the situation of the race when climbing the Angliru?
I rode away with the idea of helping Thibaut in the finale. I felt better after the first climb. I dropped Paolo Tiralongo off and the crowd’s support in the Angliru helped me to give everything I had, but that was a long, long climb. I didn’t have much info. I understood I was1.20 ahead but I wasn’t sure. I was afraid of being caught. In the downhill before the finish, when I saw the Shimano car of the neutral service, I understood that I had won.

How do you feel at FDJ.fr?
I feel very well in this team because it’s made of young riders like Geniez and Pinot. The atmosphere is great. The Madiot brothers have trusted me for being a pro cyclist last year after I joined the CC Etupes, the club of Thibaut of his brother Julien who is our coach at FDJ.

Ergebnisse der 20. Etappe:

Avilés – Alto de L‘ Angliru 142,2 kms. 14/09/2013 18:19:43
1º 103 ELISSONDE, Kenny FRA FDJ 3:55:36 10″
2º 184 HORNER, Christopher USA RLT a 26 6″
3º 1 VALVERDE, Alejandro ESP MOV a 54 4″
4º 31 NIBALI, Vincenzo ITA AST a 54
5º 63 CARDOSO, Andre POR CJR a 54
6º 56 NERZ, Dominik GER BMC a 54
7º 157 MENDES, José Joao POR TNE a 1:15
8º 121 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin ESP KAT a 1:45
9º 165 PAUWELS, Serge BEL OPQ a 1:52
10º 101 PINOT, Thibaut FRA FDJ a 1:59
11º 61 ARROYO, David ESP CJR a 1:59
12º 11 POZZOVIVO, Domenico ITA ALM a 2:20
13º 127 MORENO, Daniel ESP KAT a 2:26
14º 91 SÁNCHEZ, Samuel ESP EUS a 2:26
15º 33 FUGLSANG, Jacob DEN AST a 2:38
16º 36 KANGERT, Tanel EST AST a 3:07
17º 6 INTXAUSTI, Beñat ESP MOV a 3:14
18º 202 MAJKA, Rafal POL TST a 3:42
19º 205 ROCHE, Nicolas IRL TST a 3:42
20º 151 KONIG, Leopold CZE TNE a 3:53
21º 5 HERRADA, José ESP MOV a 4:15
22º 96 NIEVE, Mikel ESP EUS a 4:26
23º 37 TIRALONGO, Paolo ITA AST a 5:01
24º 186 KISERLOVSKI, Robert CRO RLT a 5:15
25º 206 SÖRENSEN, Chris Anker DEN TST a 5:49
26º 82 BAGOT, Yohann FRA COF a 6:09
27º 97 OROZ, Juan Jose ESP EUS a 6:13
28º 214 FLECHA, Juan Antonio ESP VCD a 6:45
29º 65 GARCIA, Marcos ESP CJR a 6:45
30º 92 ANTON, Igor ESP EUS a 7:25

Gesamtclassement der 20. Etappe:

Avilés – Alto de L‘ Angliru 142,2 kms.
3217,0 kms.
14/09/2013 18:21:12
1º 184 HORNER, Christopher USA RLT 81:52:01 85 30″
2º 31 NIBALI, Vincenzo ITA AST a 37 64 12″
3º 1 VALVERDE, Alejandro ESP MOV a 1:36 12 23″
4º 121 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin ESP KAT a 3:22 51 18″
5º 205 ROCHE, Nicolas IRL TST a 7:11 62 20″
6º 11 POZZOVIVO, Domenico ITA ALM a 8:00 66 4″
7º 101 PINOT, Thibaut FRA FDJ a 8:41 62
8º 91 SÁNCHEZ, Samuel ESP EUS a 9:51 69
9º 151 KONIG, Leopold CZE TNE a 10:11 6 10″
10º 127 MORENO, Daniel ESP KAT a 13:11 97 36″
11º 36 KANGERT, Tanel EST AST a 14:05 80
12º 5 HERRADA, José ESP MOV a 16:48 33 1″
13º 61 ARROYO, David ESP CJR a 17:34 97 1″
14º 56 NERZ, Dominik GER BMC a 19:26 24 2″
15º 131 SCARPONI, Michele ITA LAM a 22:04 96 9″
16º 63 CARDOSO, Andre POR CJR a 25:03 21 4″
17º 186 KISERLOVSKI, Robert CRO RLT a 25:06 28
18º 206 SÖRENSEN, Chris Anker DEN TST a 27:02 90 13″
19º 202 MAJKA, Rafal POL TST a 32:52 14
20º 92 ANTON, Igor ESP EUS a 33:05 37
21º 82 BAGOT, Yohann FRA COF a 34:35 26
22º 157 MENDES, José Joao POR TNE a 39:08 95
23º 2 CAPECCHI, Eros ITA MOV a 48:46 66
24º 96 NIEVE, Mikel ESP EUS a 49:36 71
25º 68 TXURRUKA, Amets ESP CJR a 51:17 4 2″
26º 32 BRAJKOVIC, Janez SLO AST a 57:15 85
27º 198 URAN, Rigoberto COL SKY a 57:52 1 6″
28º 191 HENAO, Sergio Luis COL SKY a 58:42 97
29º 33 FUGLSANG, Jacob DEN AST a 1:00:37 42
30º 95 MARTÍNEZ, Egoi ESP EUS a 1:12:19 6 1″

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