Primoz Roglic wins Vuelta a Espana as Pascal Ackermann takes final stage

Pascal Ackermann edged the final sprint in Madrid at the end of La Vuelta a Espana to beat Sam Bennett to the stage win. The sprint provided a dramatic conclusion to a brilliant Grand Tour, with Primoz Roglic being confirmed as winner for the second year in a row.

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Gaudu wins stage 17 as Roglic nears glory – Vuelta a Espana

David Gaudu (Groupama FDJ) won Stage 17 of La Vuelta a Espana as Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) clung on to his overall lead to go into the processional final stage as the race leader. Richard Carapaz (Ineos) and Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) both attacked on the final climb, but neither were able to take enough seconds off Roglic to deny the Jumbo-Visma rider.

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Magnus Cort wins stage 16 as Roglic extends lead – Vuelta a Espana

Magnus Cort timed his sprint to perfection to win Stage 16 of La Vuelta a Espana in Cuidad Rodrigo ahead of Primoz Roglic. Six bonus seconds means the Slovenian man in red extends his race lead over Richard Carapaz and Hugh Carthy going into Saturday’s crucial penultimate stage.

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Jasper Philipsen wins mammoth stage 15 – Vuelta a Espana

Jasper Philipsen won a wind-swept and sodden Stage 15 of La Vuelta on Thursday, outlasting Pascal Ackermann and Jannik Steimle in a reduced sprint finish. No change in the general classification saw Primoz Roglic retain the red jersey from rivals Richard Carapaz and Hugh Carthy with three days of the race to go.

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