Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) passing the finish line 1 second faster than William Barta (CCC) (Foto AFP-Nieuwsblad)

Four riders started the time trial in the standings within a minute of each other, three riders would be within a minute of each other after the time trial. In between, we got an exciting spectacle. It was the American Will Barta who gave the GC men a nice bone to suck on. Hugh Carthy initially set the best times of the big three on the flat part, Primoz Roglic seemed to have to come under steam or he would have a bad day again, just like in the Tour and Richard Carapaz did his utmost to limit the damage. At the foot of the final climb Roglic Carthy had already caught up with the split times, but it remained a game of seconds. Carthy and Carapaz got their favorite terrain to make up for some time. Yet it was Roglic who proved that his weak moment on the Angliru was no reference. The leader of Jumbo-Visma put another big check in the basket of his competitors. His grim finish even meant that Barta had to make room in the hot seat at the last minute. Roglic thus starts the last days of the Vuelta with 39 seconds ahead of Carapaz and 47 seconds on Carthy. Dan Martin had a good result and kept the damage low, he has a 55-second gap to make good on Carthy in 3rd place but a 1m 41″ cushion to his nearest rival in 5th Enric Mas…with a few more mountain stages left, he still can get that podium place
Results TT: 1 Primož Roglic TJV 46:39
2 William Barta CCC +1″
3 Nélson Oliveira MOV +10″
4 Hugh Carthy EF1 +25″
5 Bruno Armirail GFC +41″
6 Mattia Cattaneo DQT +46″
7 Richard Carapaz IGD +49″
8 Rémi Cavagna DQT +58″
9 David De La Cruz UAD +59″
10 Jasha Sütterlin SUN +1:07″
11 Wout Poels TBM +1:12″
12 Marc Soler MOV +1:12″
13 Daniel Martin ISN +1:17″
14 Jannik Steimle DQT +1:29″
15 Thymen Arensman SUN +1:30″
16 Enric Mas MOV +1:43″
17 Clément Champoussin ALM +1:44″
18 Alexander Edmondson MTS +1:45″
19 Felix Großschartner BOH +1:54″
20 Gino Mäder NTT +1:56

Hugh Carthy took another 50 sec out of Dan Martin (4th) to be firmly placed in 3rd and becomes a danger to the leader Roglic (Foto AFP)

(GC after stage 13)1 Primož Roglic TJV 49:16:16
2 Richard Carapaz IGD +39″
3 Hugh Carthy EF1 +47″
4 Daniel Martin ISN +1:42″
5 Enric Mas MOV +3:23″
6 Wout Poels TBM +6:15″
7 Felix Großschartner BOH +7:14″
8 Alejandro Valverde MOV +8:39″
9 Aleksander Vlasov AST +8:48″
10 David De La Cruz UAD +9