What number! The Belgian Remco Evenepoel, who lost all hope of retaining his Vuelta title on Friday, found his legs to win the 14th stage of the Tour of Spain cycling alone on Saturday between Sauveterre-de-Béarn and Puerto de Belagua, ahead of the Frenchman Romain Bardet.
Left behind in the general classification, more than 27 minutes behind leader Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), “the little cannibal” quickly bounced back, attacking from the first kilometers of the race. Romain Bardet hung on but finally let the Belgian fly to victory 4 kilometers from the finish, after having spent more than 140 kilometers in the lead.
The time trial world champion also went for the best climber's jersey in this stage run between France and Spain, which included two climbs classified out of category.