Pogacar adds fresh brilliance to Grand Tour debut with third Vuelta a España stage win

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

An already exceptional Grand Tour debut for Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) gained even further brilliance on Saturday as the 20-year-old Slovenian stormed away to a lone victory in the final stage of the Vuelta a España.

Pogačar's victory in the Sierra de Gredos, forged with a 40-kilometre solo attack, not only netted him a third stage win in this year's Vuelta a España after Andorra and Los Machucos but also propelled him up two spots into third place overall in what will almost certainly be the final Vuelta a Espana general classification.

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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.