Vuelta a España: Movistar move up in GC en masse at Cullera summit finish

Team Movistar rider Spains Enric Mas crosses the finish line of the 3rd stage of the 2021La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 2028km race from Santo Domingo de Silos to Espinosa de los Monteros on August 16 2021 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images
Enric Mas (Movistar) at the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images)

Movistar’s GC bid in the Vuelta a España stepped up notably in pace on Thursday's stage 6 as the Spanish team’s triumivrate of leaders all delivered near-faultless performances on the race’s second summit finish at Cullera.

Already on the attack on the Picón Blanco summit finish on Monday and the only rider to gain time there on arch-favourite Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), Enric Mas was Movistar first rider home again at Cullera, placing fifth at four seconds.

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