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VUELTA’21 Stage 19: Third Stage Win For Cort Nielsen

On stage 19 the break of the day went all the way to the finish, but it was close. Of the seven riders from the escape, Magnus Cort Neilsen was the fastest out-sprinting Rui Oliveira (UAE-Team Emirates) and Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo). Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished with the peloton to keep the red jersey.

VUELTA’21 Stage 18: ‘Superman’ López Wins Through the Fog

The blue Movistar jersey of Miguel Ángel López was difficult to recognise as he came through the fog and over the finish line at the summit of the murderous climb of the Altu de El Gamoniteiru. The Colombian had attack the GC group and held off the overall leader, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) by 14 seconds for the stage win.

VUELTA’21 Stage 17: Roglič Runs Them Ragged to Covadonga

Legendary is a word too easily used these days, but in years to come, Vuelta'21 stage 17 might be looked back on as 'legendary'. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) started the move of the day, but it was Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) who finished it off at the Lagos de Covadonga. Stage and overall lead for the Slovenian.

VUELTA’21 Stage 16: Jakobsen Jumps in Cantabria

Stage 16 was a tricky stage for Deceuninck - Quick-Step to control, but in control they were. Their fast-finisher Fabio Jakobsen was even dropped at one point, but they got him back to the front to take the victory. Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) held the overall lead.

VUELTA’21 Stage 15: Magic Majka Solo to El Barraco

UAE Team Emirates, Rafal Majka, took the win in El Barraco four years after his last Vuelta win in Sierra de la Pandera. The Polish rider went on a long range solo effort on both occasions. Odd Christian Eiking's Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team worked hard to keep him in the overall lead going into the last rest day.

VUELTA’21 Stage 14: Bang Bang Bardet!

Stage 14 was a day of two battles with the break fighting for the stage win and the GC men punching it out in the peloton. Star of the day was Romain Bardet who won the stage and took the KOM jersey. Miguel Angel López tried to mix things up, but Jumbo-Visma were in control and Odd Christian Eiking held the overall lead.

VUELTA’21 Stage 13: Sprinter Sénéchal Stage Victory!

As expected, stage 13 finishing in Villanueva de la Serena came down to a bunch sprint. Deceuninck - Quick-Step had a perfect lead-out train, but they lost the green jersey of Fabio Jakobsen in the last kilometre. That didn't matter as Florian Sénéchal did the business for the Wolf Pack. There was no change on the overall.