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Remco Evenepoel salutes ‘very good day’ on challenging Vuelta a España stage 9

Remco Evenepoel salutes 'very good day' on challenging Vuelta a España stage 9

Reigning Vuelta a España champion Remco Evenepoel has reached the first rest day of the 2023 race in about as good a position as he could’ve hoped, slightly ahead of all his major rivals for the red jersey after nine days of racing.

The Belgian, who held the race lead for three days last week, came through another challenging day on stage 9 to the summit finish at Collado de la Cruz de Caravaca largely unscathed. A two-second time loss to close rival Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was a minor setback during a chaotic day of racing.

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