Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 21 – Roglic win the stage and the whole damn race

Primoz Rogic (Jumbo Visma) won the final stage of Vuelta a Espana 2021 and sealed the deal on his overall victory. Magnus Cort of EF Nippo set the benchmark on the time trial but could only look on from the hot seat as the Slovenian proved again that he’s the fastest man at the race. Elsewhere, very little changed as the race came to a drama-free conclusion.
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Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 16 – Jakobsen takes the sprint, Odd still in red

As the Vuelta a Espana headed into its third and final week, Stage 16 was seen as one of the final opportunities for the sprinters and their teams. With Alpecin’s Jasper Philipsen leaving the race last week, the out-and-out favourite for today’s stage was current green jersey wearer, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep). However, with over 1,200 metres of climbing and some wind in play on parts of the route, other teams (well, UAE Team Emirates) put Jakobsen and The Wolfpack to the test. A ferociously fast stage did see Jakobsen distanced at one point, however some solid teamwork saw the man in green make it back to the bunch way before the finale, where, as predicted, he blew his competition away to take a powerful victory. Jordi Meeus (Bora-hansgrohe) and Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) rounded out the podium, with Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarche-Wanty) remaining in red for another day. Continue reading

VeloVoices Podcast 181: All hail the Joe Lewis stage race!

Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan get together to round up the first full week of the Vuelta a Espana.

  • We look at the things we’ve loved
  • Is Primoz in his prime or is he about to go plop?
  • How green is the race?
  • Ineos and Movistar in “doing good things shocker”
  • New quiz, Going for Gold!!

Plus the most random news section ever covering track cycling, BMX, moustaches and America’s greatest stage race.

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Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 3 – Taaramäe unleashes island storm, reigns in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 4 – Jakobsen takes a popular win; Taaramae stays in red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 5 – Sprint win for Philipsen; bittersweet red for Elissonde

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 6 – Cort hangs tough for victory as Roglic eases into red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 7 – Storer slugs out the stage win; Roglic keeps red

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 8 – Jakobsen doubles up on a straightforward Saturday

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 9 – Magnificent Caruso solos to stage glory as an effortless Roglic tightens his grip on red