Roglic, Kuss and Jumbo-Visma take control of Vuelta a España on Arrate

Team Jumbo rider Slovenias Primoz Roglic wins the 1st stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 173 km race from Irun to Arrate on October 20 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images
Primož Roglič takes victory on the Alto de Arrate at stage 1 of the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As a truncated edition of the Vuelta a España got underway with a challenging stage in the verdant, rain-soaked hills of Gipuzkoa, the Dutch powerhouse of Jumbo-Visma picked up where they left off at the Tour de France.

The men in yellow took charge of the peloton from early on after setting off from the town of Irun near the French border and were once again in the driving seat on the day's final climb of the Alto de Arrate, last seen at the race back in 2012.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix