Suances (dpa) – Defending champion Primoz Roglic has once again proven his excellent form in the Vuelta for professional riders, taking back the red jersey from the general leader.
The 31-year-old Slovenian won the 10th stage after 185 kilometers from Castro Urdiales to Suances and easily sprinted away from the rest of the field on the demanding final kilometer.
Team Jumbo-Visma’s runner-up in the Tour is on par with Richard Carapaz, but three stage wins on Saturday allow him to start in the red jersey of the overall leader. The Austrian Felix Großschartner of the German team Bora-hansgrohe finished second in the daily standings, third place went to Andrea Bagioli from Italy.
For sprinter Pascal Ackermann, who celebrated his first victory in the Vuelta the day before after a penalty transfer from Sam Bennett, the final, like the other sprinters in Cantabria, was far too difficult. It is also unlikely that Ackermann and co. Will be happy on the weekend. Both the 11th stage on Saturday (170 kilometers to Alto de la Farrapona) and the 12th stage (109 kilometers to Alto de L’Angliru) are difficult mountain arrivals.