Vuelta a España finishes with victory of Fabio Jakobsen, Roglic confirms overall win
Sep 16 2019 01:56 am CET

Vuelta a España finishes with victory of Fabio Jakobsen, Roglic confirms overall win
Vuelta a España finishes with victory of Fabio Jakobsen, Roglic confirms overall win
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Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen has won the last stage of the Vuelta a España. Primoz Roglic crossed the finish line in Madrid with the peloton and confirmed his first win in a grand tour.

The last day of the Spanish race took place over a 106.6-kilometre long route that the riders used to have a relaxing ride to close the difficult weeks of competition. The first stretch of the stage had the usual celebrations of the winner of the General Classification, Primoz Roglic, and the wearers of the other jerseys, all in a calm and friendly setting.

All of this changed at the moment the peloton entered the Spanish capital and started the nine laps on the city circuit on the streets of Madrid. The pack rode fast and compact until EF Education First's Daniel Martinez and Burgos BH's Diego Rubio managed to escape but they were caught at seven kilometres from the finish.

The last kilometre was very fast and the first rider to launch the sprint was John Degenkolb but soon he was caught by Deceuninck-Quick-Step's train, which delivered Jakobsen perfectly to make the last effort that gave him his second victory in this edition of the race. Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) finished in the second place and Szymon Sajnok (CCC Team) crossed the line in the third place.

Roglic arrived to the end with the peloton and confirmed his overall victory among the happiness of his teammates. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) completed the final podium and Miguel Ángel López was also part of the ceremony as he was chosen the most aggressive rider of the race.









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