Carapaz upbeat despite losing Vuelta a España lead for second time

MIRADOR DE ZARO DUMBRA SPAIN NOVEMBER 03 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 13 a 337km Individual Time Trial stage from Muros to Mirador de zaro Dumbra 278m ITT lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on November 03 2020 in Mirador de zaro Dumbra Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Richard Carapaz (Image credit: Getty Images)

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) resisted Primož Roglič’s display of time trialling power much better than expected on stage 13 with a tenacious performance that saw the Ecuadorian lose the race lead for a second time, but remain with more than a reasonable chance of overall victory at the Vuelta a España.

"To take full control of the race, Roglič has to win by at least a minute," predicted Spanish TV commentator and former double Vuelta winner Pedro Delgado, but instead the Slovenian’s advantage was a comparatively narrow 25 seconds on Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) and 49 seconds on Carapaz.

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