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Team Jumbo-Visma had a relatively quiet eleventh stage in the Vuelta a España. Sepp Kuss, Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard crossed the line in the group of favourites after the final climb. Jesus Herrada won the stage.
The eleventh stage of the Vuelta a España was decided on the summit of La Laguna Negra after a flat run-up. A breakaway of 26 riders gained space to fight for the stage win. The GC riders did not attack on the final climb.
"I was expecting the opposition to try something today, but it didn't happen”, Vingegaard said. "We agreed with the team beforehand not to do anything today. We are in a good position. So, for us, every stage that passes is a good thing. We will see what happens on Friday's stage when we reach the Tourmalet. This stage will be crucial.”
"I still have the red leader's jersey, which is a great motivation"
"All in all, I had a quiet day”, said general classification leader Kuss. "We could afford to give the lead group some space today. None of the escapees threatened the classification. Then, it was a matter of staying focused on the final climb."
"The GC teams took a wait-and-see approach, so we rode together towards the final kilometre. In a grand tour, every effort counts, so you have to try to save energy. That was the case today. I still have the red leader's jersey, which is a great motivation for the next stages”, the American concluded.