Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 19 – Thomas de Gendt with a breakaway win

This stage was always going to fizz with attackity excitement, and the man popping the Cava was none other than the rider with THE BEST nose for a breakaway Thomas de Gendt. The Belgian beast joined a star-studded break at the start, was alert to every move that went on a day full of climbs and descents, and finished it off with the sprint of his LIFE to complete his Grand Tour hat-trick. That makes four Vuelta victories to Lotto-Soudal. Behind, there was no change on GC, although the Sky train had to work hard to bring back yet another Alberto Contador attack!
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