Bike changes, a wall of a finish and a switcheroo at the top of the leader board! Stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana had it all. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) time trialled to victory (his fourth stage win!) and back into red, breaking the hearts of American race fans by finishing one solitary second in front of CCC’s Will Barta. Nelson Oliviera (Movistar) rounded out the podium. Roglic holds 39secs over Richard Carapaz (INEOS-Grenadiers), with EF Pro-Cycling’s Hugh Carthy increasing his grip on podium with a grimace-laden, stormer of a ride.
If you like your mountain top finishes served with balls-to-the-wall attacking by the GC contenders, then Stage 8 of this spicy La Vuelta is right up your street! With riders all over the slope, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) made his final attack stick and rode away from Richard Carapaz (INEOS-Grenadiers) to take the stage and enough seconds to leap back to second place on GC. Dan Martin (Israel Start Up) rounded out the podium.
Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) powered up the punchy finish on Stage 5 of La Vuelta to take his maiden Vuelta victory and the King of the Mountains jersey. The Belgian timed his effort to perfection, leaving breakaway companions Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and new Sunweb kid-on-the-block Thymen Arensman resigned to second and third place respectively. Top ten on GC remain the same with Jumbo-Visma’s Primoz Roglic in red, despite a full gas start and a tangled crash in sight of the finish line.