American rider Sepp Kuss has held onto the general lead of the Vuelta a España regardless of ending thirteenth in a person time trial received by Filippo Ganna.
Ganna picked up his first win in Spain because the Vuelta returned from a relaxation day to kick off its second week with a 25.8-kilometre race in opposition to the clock in Valladolid.
Ganna, an Italian rider from staff Ineos Grenadiers, averaged 56 kilometres per hour to complete the stage in 27 minutes, 39 seconds.
Time trial world champion Remco Evenepoel of staff Soudal Fast-Step was second, crossing the road 16 seconds behind Ganna.
“To be right here is wonderful,” Ganna stated.
“The course was very nice and we had been additionally fortunate with the climate.”
Kuss, driving for staff Jumbo-Visma, misplaced solely 17 seconds to Marc Soler, who’s second within the total standings.
The hole between the 2 riders was at 26 seconds, with Evenepoel greater than a minute off the lead after transferring to 3rd total.
“I felt surprisingly relaxed,” Kuss stated. “It is solely stage 10 and I knew there’s nonetheless a lot racing to come back and I used to be simply joyful beginning within the purple jersey.
“It is the primary time I’ve began final in a time trial, so it is the primary time no-one passes me in a time trial. I simply tried to maintain it easy, benefit from the day and push as onerous as doable on the pedals.
“It is nonetheless a great benefit, however with what’s to come back, one minute might be misplaced in a single stage and even one climb,”
“There are lovely levels coming and rather a lot can occur.”
Evenepoel was the quickest of the riders contending within the normal classification, however might rue lacking an enormous probability to take day off his largest rivals.
Final yr’s winner Evenepoel was simply 20 seconds sooner than Primož Roglič., whereas two-time reigning Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard misplaced a minute.
“It is fairly good figuring out that I did not have the perfect time trial as we speak,” Evenepoel instructed reporters.
“I had a tough second after 10 minutes, so I believe that is the explanation why I misplaced a while on folks.
“If a man deserves this stage win, it is him [Ganna], so total, I believe we needs to be proud of the GC outcome, nevertheless it’s a pity we do not take this stage as we speak.
“We’ve to be proud of the GC gaps that I took as we speak, or the GC chief took as we speak. And likewise, coming near Sepp, who really did a great time trial. So, huge congratulations to him and onto tomorrow.
“I believe they [Jumbo-Visma] instructed him [Kuss] to go all-out as we speak and never lose an excessive amount of time, due to course they wish to play the sport with the three leaders.
“I believe he did an excellent job and, like I say, an enormous chapeau to him. I used to be fairly shocked once I noticed his end. However ultimately, it is nonetheless a really lengthy Vuelta and plenty of extra alternatives to come back.”
Chris Hamilton was Australia’s finest finisher on the stage in 94th place, 4 minutes and two seconds behind, whereas Michael Storer is highest ranked on normal classification, 50 minutes and 45 seconds behind Kuss in 58th place.