Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 20 – Champoussin steals a stage stacked with drama

From fairly ho-hum to one of the most bonkers endings ever (on so many levels), Stage 20 of Vuelta a Espana 2021 gave fans a grand tour stage that will stick in our memories for a good long time. We had *the* most magnificent stage steal ever with Ag2r’s Clement Champoussin, some significant changes in the GC top 10 setting up an ITT battle for a final podium step, some inspiring teamwork from Cofidis and Deceuninck-QuickStep, and one of the most bizarre abandons we never saw by Miguel Angel Lopez. Through all this, Primoz Roglic, cool as a cucumber, made more time on his rivals and will be wearing the red skinsuit in tomorrow’s final stage.
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Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 19 – King Cort rules; Roglic still supreme

Today was the day where, if he hadn’t already at this Vuelta a Espana, Magnus Cort Nielsen cemented himself as KING Cort in the hearts and minds of viewers and pundits. On the undulating roads of Stage 19, the EF rider stormed to a Vuelta stage-victory hat-trick by assuredly out-sprinting his breakaway companions in the city of Monforte de Lemos. Just behind, the peloton, who had been brutally attempting to chase down the group out front for much of the stage, reached the finish line only a slender 18 seconds after the stage victor. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma), Michael Storer (DSM) and Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) finished safely in the main bunch, while Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) rolled in latterly among the grupetto, meaning no change to the jerseys as we head into the final weekend. Continue reading

Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 18 – Superman conquers the Gamoniteiru, Roglic stays cool and calm in red

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.

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