López climbs to Vuelta a España stage 18 victory as Roglic closes on overall win



  • Colombian wins solo on the fearsome Altu D’el Gamoniteiru
  • Primoz Roglic finishes second to tighten grip on overall race

Miguel Ángel López (Movistar Team) surged to victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a España on Thursday as race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) all but sealed a third consecutive Vuelta title.

The Colombian López, who started the day third overall, rode away from the pack on the hors catégorie Altu d’El Gamoniteiru to secure a solo triumph and all but ensure he will also finish on the podium on Sunday in Santiago de Compostela.

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