Finally, the attempt of these two runners has no effect and the squad ends up catching up with them.
Now Matteo Trentin, after being part of the first massive escape attempt and his mechanical problem, sets out to catch up with Sivakov and Cort.
The peloton also does not seem to be satisfied with Cort and Sivakov leaving alone and squeezes to reduce their advantage which is only 10 seconds.
Almost half a minute ahead of Magnus Cort and Pavel Sivakov behind them, the peloton is already compact.
They attack Pavel Sivakov and Magnus Cort who try to leave alone while the platoon is very close to hunting down the rest.
The average speed in the first hour of the race is very high, 51,200 km / hour.
Bahrain and DSM are now pulling the peloton and the lead of the 10 riders at the head of the race is minimal, only 10 seconds.
The group that tried to form the day’s escape continues to lose members and only 10 remain: Gorka Izaguirre, Bol, Cerny, Vansevenant, Magnus Cort, Luis Ángel Maté, Soto, Sivakov, Kron and Imanol Erviti although their advantage is still very small.
Problems for Matteo Trentín who has had a mechanical problem with his bicycle and is already reached by the peloton.
The largest presence in this escape attempt is starred by the Deceuninck-Quick Step (Andrea Bagioli, Josef Cerny and Mauri Vansevenant) and the UAE Team Emirates (David de la Cruz, Rui Oliveira and Matteo Trentin) with three riders each.
The peloton does not seem because of the task of allowing the escape and now the advantage of the 25 riders over the group is only 20 seconds.
Finally, there are 25 runners who are leading the race with a 40-second advantage over a peloton led by Movistar.
At the moment the group that has advanced has a minimal advantage and is made up of 27 runners, we will see if they are able to consolidate the flight.
A group of about 14 runners is ahead of the rest while the peloton regroups behind. Now another similar group comes out to try to catch up.
Very high career pace at this start and the main group is practically split in two.
The movements begin and a large group of runners tries to detach themselves from the peloton.
First kilometers after the start in Navalmoral de la Mata, for the moment the runners seem in no hurry to launch an attack.
This 15th stage of La Vuelta 2021 begins.
The neutralized start has already been given, 163 runners are participating today after the abandonment yesterday of Richard Carapaz, who was joined today by Jonathan Caicedo.
Stage prior to the second rest day of the current edition of La Vuelta in which the favorites will put their cards on the table. Odd Christian Eiking will come out again with the red jersey waiting for Primoz Roglic to take the lead today.
The last level, Puerto San Juan de Nava, is also subsidized and at km 175.2 there is the intermediate sprint of Burgohondo.
The last kilometers show a descent after the climb to the last port and a flat finish.
At kilometer 114 they will crown a 2nd grade pass, Puerto de Pedro Bernardo, and shortly before the finish line a 3rd grade pass, Puerto San Juan de Nava.
Long and mountain stage that presents four scoring passes, two of the 1st category, Alto de la Centenera at km 85, and Puerto de Mijares at 159.
Good morning and welcome to this 15th stage of La Vuelta, a 197.5 kilometer route between Navalmoral de la Mata and El Barraco.