Making progress throughout the race, Thymen Arensman climbed to an incredible stage success for Team DSM this afternoon on the Vuelta a España’s queen and summit finish atop Sierra Nevada.
A fierce start to the day saw lots of attacks where the team was active in following, looking to get Arensman into right move if it was a large group. Going to plan perfectly, Arensman made it into the large break after some good teamwork and the gap to the peloton increased. Although during the stage it looked like they might be brought back, Arensman and the rest of the break didn’t give up and going onto the final climb they were in with a chance. Fighting across to lone-leader at that point, Soler, with around seven kilometres to go, Arensman stepped on the pedals once more and danced away from him. Digging deep and giving everything he had to the line while getting full encouragement from the following car, Arensman extended his advantage on those chasing and managed to celebrate a wonderful win for Team DSM on Sierra Nevada at the Vuelta a España.