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.
It’s a wrap for Paris-Nice, a moving day at Tirreno-Adriatico and a hard fought 2nd race in Women’s WorldTour schedule. Oh, and rain – lots of it.
A time trial with a difference and a smash and grab stage raid and a Team Sky double up. Let’s get down to the action on the final day of racing in Spain and Portugal.