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Primoz Roglič won an up-hill battle with Enric Mas and Miguel Ángel López for the Jumbo-Visma rider to take the stage win from the Movistar men. Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) finished 10th and held the red jersey.
DSM's Michael Storer won stage 10 in a solo attack from a big break. Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert's Odd Christian Eiking finished just behind the Australian to go into the red jersey. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished in a chase group, but lost his lead.
After nine stages Primoz Roglič is still in the red jersey and looking quite comfortable and in control. There are question about his Jumbo-Visma team, but also the competition. Spencer Martin gives us his 'Ten Takeaways' from the Vuelta so far.
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Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) showed the peloton a clean pair of heels to solo to victory on the twisting climb of the Alto de Velefique. Behind the Italian, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) consolidated his overall lead attacking with Movistar's Enric Mas on the final climb.
Second sprint win for Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen, just ahead of Alberto Dainese and Jasper Philipsen. At the end of scrappy sprint, Jakobsen was positioned perfectly by Florian Sénéchal to launch his final burst over the line for stage win and the points jersey. Primoz Roglič finished in the bunch to hold his overall lead.
A fast start to the day didn't settle down until Alejandro Valverde spectacularly crashed out, but by that time the race was split to ribbons. Michael Storer and Carlos Verona fought for the victory on the Balcón de Alicante with the Australian taking the win. Primoz Roglič saved his overall lead by 8 seconds from Felix Großschartner.