Putting up with none of the gurning shenanigans of Thomas Voeckler on the final descent, Mick Rogers warmed the heart of Oleg Tinkov once again by winning stage 16 solo. Vincenzo Nibali stayed in yellow but Thibaut Pinot put the thumbscrews on Romain Bardet to take third overall.
The individual time trials take place over a similar route to that of the trade team time trials. The men’s under-23 and junior girls’ events took place yesterday, the junior boys and elite women today (Tuesday) and the blue-riband men’s race wraps up proceedings on Wednesday. Continue reading
Key race facts
3,358.9 – In kilometres, the total race distance of the 68th Vuelta a Espana.
11 – Number of summit finishes, one more than in 2012.
224.9 – The length (in kilometres) of this year’s longest stage (15, from Andorra to Peryragudes). Continue reading