Vuelta a España: Ackermann wins stage 9 as Sam Bennett is relegated

Stephen Farrand
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 AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Arrival  Sprint  Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal  Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates  Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA  Hansgrohe  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Arrival Sprint Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA Hansgrohe during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Arrival  Sprint  Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal  Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates  Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA  Hansgrohe  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Arrival Sprint Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA Hansgrohe during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

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Team Deceunincks Irish rider Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finishline of the 9th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1577km race from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo on October 29 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA  AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images
Team Deceunincks Irish rider Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finishline of the 9th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1577km race from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo on October 29 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Arrival  Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal  Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Celebration  Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Arrival Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Arrival  Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal  Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Celebration  Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates  Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA  Hansgrohe  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Arrival Gerben Thijssen of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration Jasper Philipsen of Belgium and UAE Team Emirates Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team BORA Hansgrohe during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Bruno Armirail of France and Team Groupama  FDJ  Juan Pedro Lopez of Spain and Team Trek  Segafredo  Tomasz Marczynski of Poland and Team Lotto Soudal  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Bruno Armirail of France and Team Groupama FDJ Juan Pedro Lopez of Spain and Team Trek Segafredo Tomasz Marczynski of Poland and Team Lotto Soudal during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 David Gaudu of France and Team Groupama  FDJ  Matthieu Ladagnous of France and Team Groupama  FDJ  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil of Spain and Movistar Team  Imanol Erviti of Spain and Movistar Team  Tomasz Marczynski of Poland and Team Lotto Soudal  Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA  Hansgrohe  Michael Schwarzmann of Germany and Team BORA  Hansgrohe  Peloton  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 David Gaudu of France and Team Groupama FDJ Matthieu Ladagnous of France and Team Groupama FDJ Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil of Spain and Movistar Team Imanol Erviti of Spain and Movistar Team Tomasz Marczynski of Poland and Team Lotto Soudal Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Michael Schwarzmann of Germany and Team BORA Hansgrohe Peloton during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Chris Froome (GBR - Ineos Grenadiers) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020
Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Chris Froome (GBR - Ineos Grenadiers) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020

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Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / 
BUNCH / PELOTON / OLIVEIRA, Nelson (POR) MAS, Enric (ESP) /
Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/
Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage /  
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Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / BUNCH / PELOTON / OLIVEIRA, Nelson (POR) MAS, Enric (ESP) / Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/ Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2020

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Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / 
BUNCH / PELOTON / ROGLIC, Primoz (SLO) KUSS, Sepp (USA) /
Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/
Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage /  
©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2020
Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / BUNCH / PELOTON / ROGLIC, Primoz (SLO) KUSS, Sepp (USA) / Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/ Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2020

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Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / 
CRASH / CAIDA / GODON, Dorian (FRA) TANFIELD, Harry (GBR) /
Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/
Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage /  
©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2020
Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / CRASH / CAIDA / GODON, Dorian (FRA) TANFIELD, Harry (GBR) / Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campo (163,6 km) 29-10-2020/ Cycling: Vuelta España 2020 / Tour Spain 2020 / 9 Etapa / 9 Stage / ©PHOTOGOMEZSPORT2020

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Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Hector Saez (ESP - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) - Crash - Injury - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020
Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Hector Saez (ESP - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) - Crash - Injury - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020

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Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Alejandro Valverde (ESP - Movistar Team) - Enric Mas (ESP - Movistar Team) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020
Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 9th stage Castrillo del Val - Aguilar de Campoo 157,7 km - 29/10/2020 - Alejandro Valverde (ESP - Movistar Team) - Enric Mas (ESP - Movistar Team) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020

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A couple of cyclists ride during the 9th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1577km race from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo on October 29 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA  AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images
A couple of cyclists ride during the 9th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1577km race from Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo on October 29 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Start  Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Polka Dot Mountain Jersey  Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS  Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey  Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo  Visma Green Points Jersey  Social distancing  Peloton  Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val  Team Presentation  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Start Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey Social distancing Peloton Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS  Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo  Visma Green Points Jersey  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Ian Garrison of The United States and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Peloton  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Ian Garrison of The United States and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Peloton during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and Astana Pro Team  Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team Mitchelton  Scott  Ben Dyball of Australia and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Nicholas Dlamini of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and Astana Pro Team Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team Mitchelton Scott Ben Dyball of Australia and NTT Pro Cycling Team Nicholas Dlamini of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Santiago Buitrago Sanchez of Colombia and Team Bahrain  Mclaren  Scott Davies of The United Kingdom and Team Bahrain  Mclaren  Aliaksandr Riabushenko of Belarus and UAE Team Emirates  Ian Garrison of The United States and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Peloton  Silhouette  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Santiago Buitrago Sanchez of Colombia and Team Bahrain Mclaren Scott Davies of The United Kingdom and Team Bahrain Mclaren Aliaksandr Riabushenko of Belarus and UAE Team Emirates Ian Garrison of The United States and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Peloton Silhouette during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Hugh Carthy of The United Kingdom and Team EF Pro Cycling  Peloton  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Hugh Carthy of The United Kingdom and Team EF Pro Cycling Peloton during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 PierreLuc Perichon of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits  Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and Astana Pro Team  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 PierreLuc Perichon of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and Astana Pro Team during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Las Quintanillas Village  Peloton  Landscape  Fans  Public  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Las Quintanillas Village Peloton Landscape Fans Public during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Ben Dyball of Australia and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Nicholas Dlamini of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Stefan De Bod of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Peloton  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Ben Dyball of Australia and NTT Pro Cycling Team Nicholas Dlamini of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team Stefan De Bod of South Africa and NTT Pro Cycling Team Peloton during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro of Spain and Team Caja RuralSeguros RGA  Juan Felipe Osorio Arboleda of Colombia and Team Burgos  BH  Breakaway  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Aritz Bagues Kalparsoro of Spain and Team Caja RuralSeguros RGA Juan Felipe Osorio Arboleda of Colombia and Team Burgos BH Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Juan Felipe Osorio Arboleda of Colombia and Team Burgos  BH  Breakaway  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Juan Felipe Osorio Arboleda of Colombia and Team Burgos BH Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Start  Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Polka Dot Mountain Jersey  Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS  Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey  Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo  Visma Green Points Jersey  Social distancing  Peloton  Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val  Team Presentation  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Start Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Red Leader Jersey Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey Social distancing Peloton Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Start  Shadow  Detail view  Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val  Team Presentation  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Start Shadow Detail view Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN  OCTOBER 29 Start  Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo  Visma Green Points Jersey  Interview  Press  Media  Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val  Team Presentation  during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo  lavuelta  LaVuelta20  on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
AGUILAR DE CAMPOO SPAIN OCTOBER 29 Start Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey Interview Press Media Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 9 a 1577km stage from Cid Campeador Military Base Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo lavuelta LaVuelta20 on October 29 2020 in Aguilar de Campoo Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

Sam Bennett struck again at the Vuelta a España, taking his 50th career victory and Deceuninck-QuickStep’s 100th stage victory in Grand Tours. Bennett hit the front late due to a headwind but in time to win stage 9 in Aguilar de Campoo.

Both Bennett and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) started their sprints at the same moment, with Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) trying to find a way between them. However, Bennett had some extra speed and power and so edged ahead of his rivals, with enough time to celebrate by pointing at his team sponsor on the chest of his jersey.

Ackermann was second with 22-year-old Belgian Gerben Thijssen (Lotto Soudal) third after coming off Bennet’s wheel.

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) finished safely in the peloton and so kept his 13-second lead on Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma). Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) is third at 28 seconds.

Pos.

Rider Name (Country) Team

Result

1

Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe

3:39:55

2

Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Lotto Soudal

3

Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb

4

Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates

5

Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team

6

Alexis Renard (Fra) Israel Start-Up Nation

7

Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

8

Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Total Direct Energie

9

Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott

10

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling

Pos.

Rider Name (Country) Team

Result

1

Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers

36:11:01

2

Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma

0:00:13

3

Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation

0:00:28

4

Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling

0:00:44

5

Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team

0:01:54

6

Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe

0:03:28

7

Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott

8

Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team

0:03:35

9

Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team

0:03:40

10

Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain McLaren

0:03:47