Miguel Angel Lopez finally brought Movistar their Grand Tour victory on Stage 18 of La Vuelta. The Colombian broke clear of the creme de le creme of the GC contenders and rode through the mist to raise his fist at the summit of the Vuelta’s latest fearsome climb. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) cemented his red jersey ambitions with a second place, scampering away from Enric Mas (Movistar) and Egan Bernal in final metres. The blue polka dots stay with Team DSM but switch to the shoulder of Michael Storer after another amazing raid of a ride.
Stage 13, the longest of this year’s Vuelta, came down to a messy, chaotic sprint and a beautiful win by Deceuninck QuickStep’s Florian Senechal. The Frenchman gave it everything to deny Matteo Trentin (UAE-Team Emirates) after teammate, and red hot favourite for victory, Fabio Jakobsen found himself out of position on the run to the line. The red jersey stays on the shoulders of Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) and everyone else remains as they were on the GC, prior to the climbing action this weekend.
Michael Storer (Team DSM) collected his second victory on Stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana. The young Aussie attacked out of the mahoooosive break on the final climb, held his nerve on the swoooooshing descent and his gap on the run to the line. Odd Christian Eiking turned a virtual rojo into reality for Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert – YES REALLY!! His breakaway rival for red Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) takes a huge leap up the standings to second overall – YES REALLY! Behind the break Primoz Roglic rocketed away from everyone on the climb, but took so many risks on the tricksy, dusty descent that he ended on the tarmac and lost all the seconds he gained on the Movistar pitchfork Enric Mas and Miguel Angel Lopez. He now sits in third at+2.17-YES REALLY!! Continue reading