Arndt continues Team Sunweb's Vuelta a Espana success with tough sprint win

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Nilkas Arndt has extended Team Sunweb’s run of success in the first week of the 2019 Vuelta a España thanks to his impressive stage win in tough weather conditions at Igualada on Saturday.

The first really rainy day of the 2019 Vuelta a España – and more rough weather is forecast  for  Andorra on Sunday –  saw the German claim the second Grand Tour win of his career after a stage victory on the last day of the 2016 Giro d’Italia, gained when Giacomo Nizzolo was disqualified for an illegal sprint manouvre.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.