Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España 2020. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider won the bunch sprint after a stage of 191.7 kilometres to Ejea de los Caballeros. Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) finished second, ahead of Jakub Mareczko (CCC).
Stage 19 was first lengthened and then shortened due to a rider strike. But Josef Cerny was a deserving winner, taking a Grand Tour stage for the soon to disappear CCC team. Victor Campenaerts (NTT) was second and Jacopo Mosca (Trek-Segafredo) third. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) finished in the peloton to hold the overall lead.
Dan Martin won the third stage of the Vuelta a España 2020. The Irishman crossed the finish line first after a 166 kilometre long mountain stage with the finish at La Laguna Negra. He was the strongest sprinter from an elite group. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) came in second, ahead of Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers).
Giro d'Italia stage 18 saw the race blown apart over the Stelvio. At the line it was Jai Hindley who took the stage and his Sunweb teammate, Wilco Kelderman pulled on the leader's pink jersey. There was also INEOS Grenadiers' Tao Geoghegan Hart in second place on the stage and now third overall. The top three are all within 15 seconds.
Marc Soler won the second stage of the Vuelta 2020. Movistar's 26-year-old Spaniard crossed the finish line first after a stage of 151.6 kilometres between Pamplona and Lekunberri. He jumped away from the leading group on the descent of the final climb. Overall leader, Primož Roglič was second on the stage to hold the red jersey.
Ben O'Connor turned the tables in the Giro d'Italia. Second on Tuesday and first on Wednesday. On stage 16 O'Connor was beaten by Bahrain-McLaren's Jan Tratnik, but on stage 17 he had his revenge by beating Hermann Pernsteiner. The peloton came in over 5 minutes down for Joāo Almeida to hold the pink jersey for the fifteenth day. Tomorrow the Stelvio.
Primoz Roglič won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España. The Jumbo-Visma rider escaped on the descent of the Alto de Arrate in sight of the finish, and stayed ahead of what was left of the peloton. Richard Carapaz was second. Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome both lost time on the first day.
Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) sprinted away from Ben O'Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) on the final uphill metres in San Daniele del Friuli for the stage win. The peloton wanted an extra rest day and finished well down on the day's winner. Joāo Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) put in a late attack for a couple of extra seconds on the overall lead.