Interview - 25/08 - 19:13

Ángel Madrazo: "My main goal is a stage win”

I’m very happy to take the King of the Mountains jersey. This was my first goal at La Vuelta 19. I would have enjoyed to fight for the stage victory as well, but it just couldn’t be. Contending for the blue polka-dot jersey? I will take that day by day. We’ll see where I can collect points for that matter in the next few days, but my main goal is to get a stage...

Interview - 25/08 - 19:10

Quintana: “Let people know Nairo is still very active”

Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team): “It’s something special. I don’t think I’ve ever won a stage like this, but there’s a first for everything. It was beautiful and special. The team and I needed something like that. We’ve worked brilliantly today and it brings results. Nothing was planned. We climbed Puig Llorença at a very high speed and...

Interview - 25/08 - 18:46

Lopez: “No reason to worry”

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team): “I’m not bothered because it’s still 19 days to go: we’ve only ridden two stages so far. As of now, legs feel good and there is no reason to worry. Today’s final kilometres got messy for us because of Ion Izagirre’s puncture [before the last categorised climb]. He is an important rider for our GC aspirations...

Interview - 25/08 - 18:39

Roche: “I was speechless”

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb): “Did I expect to get the red jersey again six years later? Yes and no. When you race a Grand Tour, you have it in the back of the mind that maybe it can happen. I didn’t expect to have it today but last night, we were so close on GC and I received text messages from friends telling me everything was possible. I thought maybe it could happen...

The stage film - 25/08 - 17:58

Quintana already lights up La Vuelta 19

The lumpy roads leading to Calpe already saw the main contenders of La Vuelta 19 get on the move, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) soloing to victory on Sunday. The race split after an intense battle in the last climb of the day, the Alto de Puig Llorença, with more than 20km to go and the Colombian climber made the most of the situation to open up a 5” gap to a chasing...

Newsflashes - 25/08 - 17:46

Nicolas Roche is the new leader of La Vuelta 19

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) is the overall leader after stage 2. The Irish rider already wore La Roja for one day in 2013. He finished the race 5th overall.

GC after stage 2:

1. Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb)

2. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), +2"

3. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First), +8"

4. Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott), +22"

5. Miguel...

Newsflashes - 25/08 - 17:42

Quintana ahead of Roche and Roglic

Top 5 in Calpe:

1. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)

2. Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) +5"

3. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

4. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)

5. Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

The Lopez group finished with a delay of 37".

Newsflashes - 25/08 - 17:40

Quintana wins in Calpe!

Nairo Quintana held on to a lead of 5" on the line!

Newsflashes - 25/08 - 17:39

The last kilometre

Nairo Quintana is only metres ahead of his chasers led by Primoz Roglic.

Newsflashes - 25/08 - 17:37

Quintana attacks

Three kilometres to go...

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