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Vuelta a España standings: The latest results from the 2020 race

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) stayed in red as the leader of the 2020 Vuelta a Espana after stage 15
Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) stayed in red as the leader of the 2020 Vuelta a Espana after stage 15 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) took another step towards a successful defence of his Vuelta a España title on stage 15 on Thursday when there were again no major changes in the jersey classifications at the Spanish Grand Tour.

The organisers took the step of taking the timings for the general classification with three kilometres to go of the 230.8km stage from Mos to Puebla de Sanabria due to the day's wet conditions and because of a reported oil slick on the road inside the last few kilometres.

Late escapee Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-QuickStep) looked as though he might have done enough to stay away for the stage win, but a strong headwind inside the last 10km favoured the chasing bunch, which nevertheless splintered once inside the 'safety' of the final three kilometres.

It was UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen – riding his first Grand Tour – who emerged to take the stage win ahead of Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann and Cattaneo's Deceuninck-QuickStep teammate Jannik Steimle.

It meant that Roglič kept his 39-second advantage over Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) at the top of the GC, and the Slovenian still tops the green points jersey rankings, too, although it's second-placed Carapaz who's currently wearing green while Roglič wears the red leader's jersey.

Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) has now mathematically sewn up the blue-and-white polka-dot jersey as the Vuelta's best climber as the Frenchman took full points on four of stage 15's five third-category climbs, while Movistar's Enric Mas – fifth overall – would at least appear to have done the same when it comes to the white jersey of best young rider, with Astana's Aleksandr Vlasov a relatively distant second, 5:25 down, with three days left to race.

Latest Vuelta a España standings:

Stage 15 results (Mos to Puebla de Sanabria, 230.8km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jasper Philipsen (Bel) UAE Team Emirates 6:18:57
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-Quickstep
4Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain McLaren
5Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
6Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling
7Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) EF Pro Cycling
8Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale
9Stan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto Soudal
10Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep

Overall classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 60:16:02
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:39
3Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:47
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:01:42
5Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:23
6Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain McLaren 0:06:15
7Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:07:14
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:39
9Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:08:48
10David De la Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:09:23

Points classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 178
2Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 113
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 111

Mountains classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 89
2Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 34
3Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 30

Young rider classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 60:19:25
2Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:05:25
3David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:07:22

Teams classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team 181:05:00
2Team Jumbo-Visma 0:08:05
3Astana Pro Team 0:39:49