News | Vuelta a Espana • September 8, 2023
Ayuso takes white jersey on Col du Tourmalet
Spaniard 4th on epic day at La Vuelta
Juan Ayuso put in a show of attrition to climb to 4th place on stage 13 of the Vuelta España from Formigal. Huesca la Magia to Col du Tourmalet (134.7km).
Jumbo Visma stole the show to take a 1-2-3 on the stage win by Jonas Vingegaard as his teammate Sepp Kuss retains the lead.
Ayuso now moves into the lead of the young riders classification and up to 4th place on GC at 2’37”. Marc Soler and Joao Almeida both drop a few places to stand 6th and 10th respectively.
Ayuso: “It was a crazy day and was very explosive, I think I’ve never ridden a stage like this. I was speaking with Sepp Kuss and he said it was like a Tour de France style stage , even though I’ve never done the Tour I can kind of understand what he meant by it. At the start I didn’t feel great from the crash yesterday but I felt better and better as the stage went on. I think tomorrow I should be even a bit better to try and make the race hard. At the end I was pulling with Enric and we were just trying to work a bit together against Jumbo. Last year I wore the white jersey but I hadn’t earned it because I was just wearing it for Remco so this year it feels good to have actually earned it.”
Stage 13 results
1.Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 3:51:10
2.Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) +30″
3.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)+33″
4.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates)+38″
General classification after stage 13
1.Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) 46:42:54
2.Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) +1’37”
3.Primoz Roglic )Jumbo-Visma) +1’44”
4.Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) +2’37”