After more than 50 miles alone in the front drove the talented colombianer Sergio Higuita (ef Education First) first over the finish line at 18. stage of the Vuelta a España.
It was the 22-year-old cykelrytters biggest win of his career. He was the only World Tour rider in may.
15 seconds after the Higuitas victory drove the leading Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) over the finish line as number two, followed by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Rafal Majka (Bora) and Miguel Ángel López (Astana).
After Wednesday's dramatic 17. stage, where Nairo Quintana (Movistar) kuppede the field and hauled more than five minutes into the leading Primoz Roglic, went Quintana down on Thursday's stage and lost a minute.
Colombianeren lost, therefore, its overall second place finish, which has instead been taken over by teammate Valverde.
An outbreak without suitors to the total podieplaceringer was allowed to run early, without it really seemed to bother considered the favorite. The eventual winner, Sergio Higuita, was in eruption.
On the descent from the third of four hikes as well as on the first part of the driveway on the fourth rise, he created a gap of a minute and a half before the pursuers began to catch up on the 22-year-old colombianer.
Miguel Ángel López continued to attack in considered the favorite, and Jacob Fuglsangs teammate got she wrung itself free, along with Alejandro Valverde, Rafal Majka and Primoz Roglic.
Nairo Quintana was in crisis and could not follow the attack in favoritgruppen.
In the front fought Higuita for dear life on the last kilometers to keep the pursuers behind him. When he with two kilometres to goal still had a half a minute to give, he knew that the stage victory was at home.
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