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Tim Wellens wins Vuelta a España stage 5

25 October 2020
Tim Wellens wins Vuelta a España stage 5

The rider from Team Lotto Soudal conquests his first Vuelta stage.

Lotto Soudal’s Tim Wellens claimed the stage win in Sabiñanigo after beating Guillaume Martin and Thymen Arensman in a three-man sprint. Wellens becomes also leader in the mountains classification. The three sprinted for the stage having broken clear from a larger breakaway group that formed earlier in the stage.

"At the start of La Vuelta it was the goal of the team to win one stage”, commented Tim Wellens. “It is super nice that it comes so early in the stage race. So now the next two weeks we can ride without stress. This morning I already had a plan to join the breakaway. The start was super difficult. We went full gas for two hours. Then I was lucky enough to be in the first group. Then we attacked with three riders and the cooperation was much better. We were all three at the same level. I could finish it off on the steep finish."

Tim Wellens, multiple winner of some stage races, won already two stages in the Giro. This is his first one in the Vuelta. After a difficult classics campaign, Tim Wellens insisted on participating in La Vuelta to color his short and different 2020 season.

Tim Wellens continues to take stage victories atop on his Ridley equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed electronic Disc Brake groupset and Campagnolo Bora 35 Disc Brake and Campagnolo Bora 50 Disc Brake wheels.

 

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