By winning on top of Les Praeres last Sunday, Louis Meintjes climbed thirteen positions in the provisional classification of La Vuelta. At the end of the tenth stage, which was held the day after the restday as an individual time trial, the South African rider made his entry in the top fifteen of GC. He set the best time for Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux on an almost entirely flat course of 31 kilometer between Elche and Alicante, taking 26th in the stage result. He won again two positions in the classification and is now provisionally fourteenth. Domenico Pozzovivo stays in 22nd place.