Magnus Cort seals Vuelta hat-trick as Roglic stays on track for overall win

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  • Dane emerges from breakaway for his third stage win this year
  • Overall leader Roglic more than two minutes clear of Enric Mas

Magnus Cort Nielsen won a hilly stage 19 of the Vuelta a España on Friday, while Primoz Roglic stayed out of trouble in the overall leader’s red jersey. The Slovenian rider now has just two more stages to negotiate in order to defend his title.

Denmark’s Cort Neilsen was part of a seven-man breakaway that worked together superbly in the last 20km of the 191.2km route in Galicia. The EF Education-Nippo rider then edged the sprint finish, ahead of Portugal’s Rui Oliveira (Team UAE-Emirates) was second with American Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) in third spot.

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