Vuelta a Espana: EF Education First-Drapac light up stage 11 final

Simon Clarke pushes the pace during stage 11 at the Vuelta

In a stage that had already been brutally quick, EF Education First-Drapac poured fuel on the already burning fire in the finale of stage 11 at the Vuelta a Espana . The American team amassed on the front of the bunch inside the five kilometres as the race approached punchy unclassified climb. Simon Clarke upped what had already been an unrelenting pace set by Movistar, with Pierre Rolland dropping back to help with the effort before Michael Woods pushed clear of the group altogether. With a tough fight to get into the breakaway that lasted almost 100 kilometres, the riders had already been pushed to their limits and the group broke apart on the incline. The effort didn't go completely to plan with the team's GC leader Rigoberto Uran unable to follow Woods, who suddenly found himself alone off the front. Though Uran would not gain any time as a ...

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