Nairo Quintana falls off the pace in the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After his stunning first week in the Vuelta a España, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) continues to ship time to the other GC favourites, with another big blow to his overall ambitions coming on the Alto de Acebo on stage 15

The winner of stage 2 and race leader after Andorra was unable to follow teammate Alejandro Valverde when the world champion attacked and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) responded.

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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.