Vuelta a España 2022 standings: Who's leading the race after stage six?

There's a new leader of the GC as Jay Vine prevailed atop the first summit finish of the Vuelta

Remco Evenepoel Vuelta a Espana
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Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) is now leading the Vuelta a España 2022, taking control of the general classification after finishing second on the first summit finish of this year's Spanish Grand Tour, up Pico Jano.

On a stage won by Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Evenepoel managed to finish just 15 seconds behind the Australian, and nearly five minutes ahead of previous red jersey wearer Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) to take over the lead of the race. Molard is now in second place on GC, 21 seconds behind Evenepoel.

Vine attacked from the main GC group at the foot of the final climb, catching and promptly overtaking Mark Padun (EF Education-EasyPost) during the ascent. 

The Australian continued to power up the mountain, with Evenepoel and Enric Mas (Movistar) in pursuit. Ultimately, he managed to hold onto the stage victory across an otherwise miserable day, which featured torrential rain and cooler temperatures. The win represents Vine's first Grand Tour stage victory of his career.

Elsewhere, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) continues to lead the points classification, unsurprising considering a mountain stage doesn't offer too many opportunities for sprinters to stretch their legs. Victor Langelloti (Burgos-BH) is in the lead of the mountains classification, his stage five performance just keeping him edged ahead of other riders who navigated the mountains better on stage six.

With Evenepoel taking control of the general classification, it also means he leads the youth classification. Because he will be wearing red on the seventh stage, second-placed Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) will take the white jersey. UAE Team Emirates are in the lead of the teams classification. 

Vuelta a España 2022 stage six results

1. Jay Vine (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck, in 4-38-00
2. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, at 15s
3.  Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar, at 16s
4. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Team Emirates, at 55s
5. Primož Roglič (Svn) Jumbo-Visma, at 1-37
6. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) Ineos Grenadiers, at same time
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
8. Jai Hindley (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe
9. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
10. Simon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco

Vuelta a España 2022 general classification after stage six

1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, in 20-50-07
2. Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 21s
3. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar, at 28s
4. Primož Roglič (Svn) Jumbo-Visma, at 1-01
5. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-12
6. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-27
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at same time
8. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-34
9. Simon Yates (GBr) BikeExchange-Jayco, at 1-52
10. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-54

Vuelta a España 2022 points classification after stage six

1. Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe, 127pts
2. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo, 118pts
3. Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Team Emirates, 47pts
4. Primož Roglič (Svn) Jumbo-Visma, 41pts
5. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, 41pts

Vuelta a España 2022 mountains classification after stage six

1. Victor Langelloti (Mon) Burgos-BH, 13pts
2. Jay Vine (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck, 11pts
3. Rubén Fernández (Spa) Cofidis, 11pts
4. Mark Padun (Ukr) EF Education-EasyPost, 10pts
5. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, 6pts

Vuelta a España 2022 youth classification after stage six

1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, in 20-50-07
2. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-12
3. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-27
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-34
5. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-54

Vuelta a España 2022 teams classification after stage six

1. UAE Team Emirates, in 61-44-41
2. Bahrain Victorious, at 10s
3. Ineos Grenadiers, at 15s
4. Movistar, at 34s
5. Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-10

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Rob Spedding

Rob has been Content Director of Cycling Weekly - and stablemates Bikeperfect, Cyclingnews.com and MBR - since May 2021. Before that he spent two years in similar role at Bikeradar, which followed 12-years as Editor-in-chief of Cycling Plus magazine and eight years at Runner's World. In his time as a cycling journalist he's ridden from London to Paris at least twice, London to Bristol once, completed the Fred Whitton Challenge, L'Etape du Tour and Maratona dles Dolomites. He's also jumped into the broom-wagon at La Marmotte and Oetzaler Radmarathon.

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