Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 17 – Rigoberto Uran takes thriller of a breakaway win

Stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana started with the sad, though not unexpected, news that Primoz Roglic would take no further part in the race and that everyone on the GC shuffled up one place.  The racing produced a zinger of attackityness from the breakaway on the final climb to Monasterio de Tentudia. Wait for it! EF Education EasyPost’s Rigoberto Uran (YES REALLY!) chased down Jesus Herrada in the closing metres to take his first win an age and climb into the top ten overall. Quentin Pacher  (Groupama-FDJ) pipped Herrada for second. Back in the GC, more surprises awaited as Enric Mas found his Movistar va-va-voom and attacked (I KNOW!) and Team UAE Emirates also channelled Movistar by having Joao Almeida attack and teammate Juan Ayuso cut his advantage.

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