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Primoz Roglic wins the 2020 Vuelta a España

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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) won the 2020 Vuelta a España on Sunday, finishing safely in Madrid on the 18th and final stage to successfully defend his title and make it back-to-back victories in the Spanish Grand Tour.

After he protected his lead on Saturday’s final mountain stage, Roglic closed out the race with a final margin of victory of 24 seconds over runner-up Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), while Hugh Carthy (EF) would round out the final GC podium at 1:15 back.

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) took a narrow sprint victory on the final stage of the race, just pipping Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) at the finish line, with Max Kanter (Sunweb) taking third in the high-speed bunch kick.

Top 10, stage 18

1 ACKERMANN Pascal (BORA – hansgrohe) 3:28:13
2 BENNETT Sam (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
3 KANTER Max (Team Sunweb)
4 PHILIPSEN Jasper (UAE-Team Emirates)
5 SÜTTERLIN Jasha (Team Sunweb)
6 MORIN Emmanuel (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits)
7 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt (NTT Pro Cycling)
8 MANZIN Lorrenzo (Team Total Direct Energie)
9 STANNARD Robert (Mitchelton-Scott)
10 ABERASTURI Jon (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)

Top 10, GC

1 ROGLIC Primoz (Team Jumbo-Visma) 72:46:12
2 CARAPAZ Richard (INEOS Grenadiers) 0:24
3 CARTHY Hugh (EF Pro Cycling) 1:15
4 MARTIN Dan (Israel Start-Up Nation) 2:43
5 MAS Enric (Movistar Team) 3:36
6 POELS Wout (Bahrain – McLaren) 7:16
7 DE LA CRUZ David (UAE-Team Emirates) 7:35
8 GAUDU David (Groupama – FDJ) 7:45
9 GROSSSCHARTNER Felix (BORA – hansgrohe) 8:15
10 VALVERDE Alejandro (Movistar Team) 9:34

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