Tadej Pogačar dropped the top men in the leading group to solo to victory in Bergamo. His third in a row Il Lombardia and his fifth monument. The other stars couldn't pull the Slovenian champion back even when he had cramp in the last kilometres. Andrea Bagioli was second and Primož Roglič third at 51 seconds.
The 2023 Vuelta a España finished like it started with excitement. A break including Evenepoel, Ganna and Groves escaped on the streets of Madrid. The stage went to the points leader, Kaden Groves, but it was close. Sepp Kuss had no problems to cross the line in the final red jersey to win his first Grand Tour.
The final hard stage (before Madrid) was made for Remco Evenepoel, but it was Wout Poels who got the better of the Belgian at the finish line. Sepp Kuss finished with his 'teammates' Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglič for his Grand Tour win.
Alberto Dainese took the sprint stage 19 into Íscar. Everything was set for another Kaden Groves win, but he was taken out in a crash with about a kilometre from the line. Filippo Ganna tried his sprinters legs, but finished second. There was no change in the GC.
Remco Evenepoel wanted more KOM points and his third 2023 Vuelta a España stage win. Both wishes were granted. Behind the Belgian the Jumbo battle was subdued, no attacks on the red jersey of Sepp Kuss from 'friend or foe'. No change on the overall.
Another stunning day in Spain. L'Angliru is always expected to bring a bit chaotic excitement and this year didn't disappoint. Remco Evenepoel went for it early, but was caught on the climb, then it was time for the Jumbo-Visma three to fight it out: Roglič first, Vingegaard second and Kuss took third and held his red jersey.
After a wet start to stage 16, the action warmed up on the final climb to Bejes when Jonas Vingegaard attacked the favourites group. The Dane held off a chase including his teammates Primoz Roglič and overall leader, Sepp Kuss. Vingegaard is now 2nd overall at 29 seconds.
The win in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal went to Adam Yates. The British rider of UAE Team Emirates, held off his future teammate Pavel Sivakov (INEOS-Grenadiers), in a two-man sprint in the wet Canadian city.