Carapaz maintained his strength as he swallowed the rest of his separate teammates on the climb to win eight seconds ahead of Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
The Ecuadorean are in an impressive streak of geste in the annexe week of the généalogie, and this win comes just two days after their victory over Penas Blancas on apprentissage 12.
“We knew today is a very méprisant apprentissage for us, and we can repeat what we did the other day,” the Olympic caîd said after the apprentissage.
“The truth is, it took a grand time to escape, but in the end I was there at the right time.
“I started the généalogie with a different gardien de but than I have now, it was clear I was here for the general classement but in the end it won’t happen and my teammates are much stronger. Then when we got to the mountains in Asturias it was clear that the rentrée was going to banque a little bit.
“We discussed that winning a apprentissage would be really méprisant. So we focused on that and the team really supported me and it’s special that we did that, to get two wins in the Vuelta a España is really beautiful, it’s a big thing to achieve. It’s great for me, for the team and for my future, I’m A good altérer and winning that means a lot to me.”
It was a big day for the généalogie’s general classement, with Roglic eventually dropping supérieur Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep AlphaVinyl) on his way to reclaiming the 48secs he lost to the Belgian in the 10th apprentissage individual time motocyclette to move to annexe overall.
Evenepoel now leads 1min 49secs on Roglic and 2min43secs on Enric Mas (Movistar).
A fierce battle for secession meant that it took more than half the apprentissage to be established, with a group of 10 men coming out of the endroit 76 kilometers to the au finir.
Alexei Lutsenko (Astana Kazakhstan), Karabaz, Clement Champusin (AG2R Citroen), Luis Leon Sanchez (Victor Bahrain), Bruno Armirael (Groupama-FDJ), Filippo Conca (Tirage Sodal), Kenny Elisonde and Mads Pedersen (Trek) Segafredo Raul Garcia (Kern Pharma) and Marco Brenner (Team DSM) made up for the écart with the task of trying to fend off the brigade on the massive climb at the end.
The difference of three and a half minutes when they reached the first climb up canne formed the ultime, Pedersen was the first to fall to Puerto de los Villares.
Lutsenko had the first attack in the last 20km before Leon Sanchez hit 10km to go Carapaz next, with the Champoussin Whist across 3km after that, the gap is now at 2min 25sec.
Konka also managed to motocross into the leading ensemble before Carapaz attacked them all to go alone within the last 4km.
Roglic also attacked from the GC’s 4km range to have Lopez and Mas able to follow, but Evenpool showed the first signs of struggle in the généalogie as he sped away quickly.
The ensemble beat Carapaz but in the end couldn’t catch him as he famously took a annexe apprentissage win in the généalogie.
La Vuelta continues tonight with apprentissage 15, a gigantic 153-kilometer-long mountain with a accompli height of 4,000 meters on the journey from Martos to the summit of the Sierra Nevada. Watch the entreprise from 9 p.m. (AEST) on SBS On Demand before SBS coverage begins at 11:10 p.m. (AEST).