Vuelta: Philipsen wins 5th stage, Elissonde is the new leader

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– ALBACETE, AUGUST 18 – The Belgian Jasper Philipsen won the fifth stage of the Vuelta, Tarancon-Albacete of 174.2 km in the sprint. In second place, with the same time, was placed the Dutch Fabio Jakobsen, third Alberto Dainese.

Today’s stage was characterized by a general fall that broke the group 12 kilometers from the finish. Among those who ended up on the ground was the leader of the general classification, the Estonian Rein Taaramae, who then failed to recover and lost the red jersey symbol of the primacy, to the benefit of the French Kenny Elissonde, who now has an advantage of only 5 “over the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, winner of the last two editions of the Vuelta, and 10” over the other Frenchman Lilian Calmejeane. (HANDLE).