Rojas gets through day with intestinal problems as rest of Movistar Team remains unscathed on stage 13, prelude to two mountain-top finishes in La Pandera (Saturday) and Hoya de la Mora (Sunday)
Italian Matteo Trentin (QST) took in Tomares, just next to Sevilla, his third stage win in the 2017 Vuelta a España after a very fast 193km from Coín to the metro area of the Andalusian capital. The final sprint, much hardened by the little climbs inside the last four kilometers, was tackled by a complete bunch after De Marchi (BMC), last survivor of the early, five-man break, was caught as the peloton crossed the Guadalquivir river.
The Movistar riders, which momentarily lose their lead in the team GC to Astana by just 17", had a day without any incidents yet suffered with José Joaquín Rojas, whose stomach ache did not prevent him from finishing today's stage after yet another good performance on Thursday.
The telephone squad will tackle two brandnew chances for their long-sought first stage win in the Vuelta: the mountain-top finishes of Hoya de la Mora (Sunday) and La Pandera (HC), end of Saturday's 175km up-and-down route from Écija.