Mas matches Roglic to climb back into second on Vuelta a España on stage 9

Enric Mas (Movistar) leads Vuelta a Espana leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) on stage 9
Enric Mas (Movistar) leads Vuelta a Espana leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) on stage 9 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Three years after his breakthrough second place overall in the 2018 Vuelta a España, Enric Mas (Movistar) returned to the centre stage of the race in fine style on Sunday's ascent of the Velefique on stage 9 of the Vuelta.

Mas' teammate Miguel Angel Lopez had briefly managed to go clear with Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) 10 kilometres from the line, although that move race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) clamped that move down in person. But Mas' move five kilometres from the summit proved far more successful as Roglic initially shadowed his attack. The two then pooled their resources and collaborated to distance their rivals.

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