Roglic wraps up first Grand Tour victory in Vuelta a España

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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) is now just 24 hours away from overall victory in the Vuelta a España after he came through the last mountain stage through Los Gredos without facing any serious challenges.

As has become a familiar pattern in the last part of the Vuelta, Roglic's team did the bulk of the spadework in the first two thirds of what was an exceptionally difficult, rain-soaked stage, before an attack by one of his rivals, in this case Astana and then Miguel Angel Lopez, saw the Jumbo-Visma riders fall back.

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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.