Primož Roglič held on to his general classification lead and finished second on the day.
The Gamoniteiru sees longer, steadier grades, but the Angliru packs a punch with its 25-percent ramps — the pros agreed that the Angliru remains in a class of its own.
With the memory of losing last year's Tour de France on the final day, Primož Roglič goes into the final stages of the Vuelta with caution despite extending his GC lead.
Primož Roglič padded his advantage a day after he regained the lead of the general classification.
Roglič went on a long range attack with Egan Bernal on the second climb of the day.
Here's what Sepp Kuss, Miguel Ángel López, and others said after the two-time defending Vuelta a España champion regained the race lead.
Roglič takes huge 2:22 lead over Enric Mas as Jumbo-Visma dominates the first of two back-to-back mountain stages at the Vuelta.
Odd Eiking's race-lead ends as Primož Roglič retakes the red jersey with a dominant display of climbing.
The signing of Rohan Dennis will mean Jumbo-Visma has all three members of the men's Olympic time trial podium.
Egan Bernal wants to go big in the final mountain stages of the Vuelta a España, but he says that taking a big amount of time on Primož Roglič will be difficult.
Stages 17 and 18 to the iconic Covadonga and leg-breaking Gamoniteiru climbs this week are set to crush hopes of many GC pretenders.
Miguel Ángel Lopez believes he and Enric Mas will need two minutes on Primož Roglič ahead of final TT to win the Vuelta a España.
Roglič faces race against time and growing pressure as third red jersey remains far from his reach.
Odd Christian Eiking retains red jersey after huge effort by his team, Adam Yates nabs 15 seconds in GC battle.
Primož Roglič and Adam Yates took a tumble on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España but avoided any time losses or serious injuries.
Primož Roglič has twice lost the Vuelta a España's red jersey on purpose. Why has he done it and can he win it back when it really matters?
Odd Christian Eiking kept the red jersey after finishing in tenth, 11 seconds down on Roglič.
Here's what Odd Eiking, Enric Mas, and others said after Primož Roglič stamped authority on the final ascent, up the Valdepeñas ‘wall.’
Enric Mas and Miguel Ángel López continue to press Primož Roglič in the Vuelta a España.
Primož Roglič brushes off crash 24 hours earlier to reclaim momentum going into hardest part of Vuelta a España.
On this week's podcast we discuss Primož Roglič's aggressive Vuelta a España tactics and hear from gravel king Ian Boswell.
Odd Eiking finished his first full day in leader's jersey.
Primož Roglič had a lucky escape after crashing while on the attack on stage 10 of the Vuelta a España.
Primož Roglič puts in an impressive performance to take time on Egan Bernal and Adam Yates.
Eiking takes red from the break as Roglic puts more time into Bernal and Yates.
Here's what Primož Roglič, Enric Mas, and others said after the surprises before the finish in Rincón de la Victoria.
Primož Roglič rolled the dice in a risky late-stage attack when some wondered why he attacked at all.
Primož Roglič crashed on high-speed descent while trying to put time into his GC rivals.
From Movistar's attempts to overthrow Primož Roglič in the red jersey to Ineos Grenadiers trying to bounce back from a bad first week to a new summit finish to contend with.
From Fabio Jakobsen's emotional return to the grand tour stage winner's circle to Primož Roglič and Enric Mas duking it out in the mountains.
Bora-Hansgrohe rider is hoping to dominate the mountains on two wheels the same way he did with boots and skis in Vuelta a España debut.
Vuelta a España unsung heroes: Lennard Hofstede on being half-wheeled to pro fitness and quitting social media
Hofstede spent his youth training and racing with his brother – their half-wheeling horseplay continues to motivate the Jumbo-Visma domestique to this day.
Colorado climber sits back and watches Ineos Grenadiers unravel as Primož Roglič tightens grip on race lead.
Roglič has looked faultless through the opening week while his rivals have faded – but does he have enough of a buffer to last through to the final?
GC explodes on tough Velefique summit finish as Egan Bernal, Miguel Ángel López and Adam Yates lose time on Roglič.
Roglič vows to fight for red jersey in fearsome climbing stage and special-category summit finish Sunday.
Primož Roglič held onto the red jersey ahead of stage 8.
Here's what Pavel Sivakov, Felix Großschartner, and others said after Michael Storer rode into his biggest career win.
Riders like Mikel Landa and Richard Carapaz move backwards on a day Hugh Carthy and Alejandro Valverde leave early.
Primož Roglič continues to lead the GC, a scant eight seconds ahead of Felix Großschartner.
Primož Roglič to face assault from Movistar, Ineos Grenadiers in first mountain stages of Vuelta a España
Two huge stages Friday and Sunday will see Roglič fending off GC attacks and hoping to pass red jersey to a breakaway rider.
Here's what Michael Matthews, Alejandro Valverde, and others said after Primož Roglič regained the overall race lead.
Primož Roglič took the red jersey off Kenny Elissonde and took more time on his rivals as the Vuelta a España heads back into the mountains, while Hugh Carthy lost a lot of time.
Primož Roglič reclaimed the overall lead as overnight leader Kenny Elissonde was distanced on the final climb.
Primož Roglič has kept his nose clean at the Vuelta a España as some of his rivals have faltered. With the mountains looming, he could be back in red soon.
Jumbo-Visma deftly plays first mountain-top finale to let jersey slip away yet mark its direct rivals.
Movistar makes a statement, Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers lose leaders as GC favorites shadowbox on Vuelta's first summit finish.
Here's what Joe Dombrowski, Primož Roglič, and others said after finishing on the steep slopes of the Picón Blanco.
Vuelta packing mountain punch early in a climb that's steep enough to make some differences just three days into the race.
Alex Aranburu misses chance to snatch leader's jersey as pileup late in stage sees a few GC favorites lose time.
From GC leader Primož Roglič to crash victim Jordi Meeus, here's what the stars said after the Vuelta's second stage.
Philipsen scores second grand tour victory after crash tears up the bunch at four kilometers to go, Primož Roglič finishes safely to retain red jersey.
Jumbo-Visma gets title defense rolling with Primož Roglič taking red jersey and the Coloradan ace Kuss poised 15 seconds back after opening time trial.
Primož Roglič wins time trial to open title defense, with Sepp Kuss claiming King of Mountains jersey.
Primož Roglič will show off his new TT bike in the opening stage of the Vuelta a España.
The short and intense time trial could see some significant differences for any GC candidates who cannot negotiate the technical course.
Temperatures in the first two weeks of the 2021 Vuelta a España could push into the upper-90s and even into the low-100s.
Sepp Kuss steps aside for Primož Roglič at Vuelta a España as the Coloradan ace eyes steady progression toward GC captaincy.
From Primož Roglič to Egan Bernal to Mikel Landa, these are the GC favorites for the Vuelta a España's red jersey.
From Egan Bernal vs Primož Roglič to Tom Pidcock and Quinn Simmons: Riders to watch at the Vuelta a España
Can Roglič make it three in a row? Can Pidcock score on debut? And can Fabio Jakobsen crown his comeback? Here's what to watch at the Spanish tour.
Kuss, Primož Roglič, Steven Kruijswijk all hoping to keep in contention after Tour de France showed fragility of all-for-one approach.
Primož Roglič could become only the third rider in history to win three Vueltas in a row. He will have to get past the likes of Ineos Grenadiers duo Egan Bernal and Richard Carapaz first.
From Anna Kiesenhofer's breakaway win to Tom Dumoulin's return to the podium, these are some of the biggest moments in the Tokyo Olympics road race program.
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Tokyo Olympic Games: Here’s what Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin, and other stars said after the individual time trial
Here's what Primož Roglič, Rohan Dennis, Filippo Ganna, and others said after the Tokyo Olympics men's individual time trial.
The Slovenian put more than a minute into his closest rivals.
Primož Roglič comes out of summer setbacks with Olympic time trial gold after seeing his Tour de France hit the tarmac.
Roglič betters a stellar field by more than one minute. Tom Dumoulin soars to silver in much-anticipated TT return, and Rohan Dennis seals bronze.
From Alejandro Valverde to Wout van Aert: We ranked 70 favorites for the 2021 Olympics men’s road race
There are only a few five-star favorites for the 2021 men's Olympic road race. We ranked 68 riders for Saturday's event.
Tour de France stars, last-chance veterans and rising phenoms headline the three teams to watch in Tokyo on Saturday.
Here are five key moments of the 2021 Tour de France, from Mark Cavendish's remarkable comeback to Tadej Pogačar's Alpine assault.
Start times for final time trial at 2021 Tour de France: Tadej Pogačar facing very different final TT
With a lead of more than five minutes to his nearest rivals, Saturday's time trial will be radically different from last year's final time trial.
Team officials say Tadej Pogačar will decide after Olympics, while it's ‘very likely’ Egan Bernal will race Spanish grand tour.
Crashes and time losses in the opening weeks have seen more star riders abandoning or out of contention than at any other Tour de France.
Hot off the stage win on Mont Ventoux, a revived Jumbo-Visma looks to possible podium in Paris.
Jonas Vingegaard has a rosy future ahead of him. He was the first rider to force cracks in Tadej Pogačar's armor, but can the Dane beat the Slovenian.