Stage 21: Fuenlabrada toMadrid, 106.6km
Roglic secures Slovenia’s first Vuelta win as Jakobsen takes final stage in Madrid
Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) has become the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour with victory in La Vuelta a Espagne
Individual General Classification
- Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma)
- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), + 2’16’’
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), + 2’38’’
Madrid, Sunday, September 15th 2019 – Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) made the most of his pure speed to snatch a prestigious stage win in Madrid. The young Dutch national champion out-sprinted the Irish national champion Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) to claim his second Grand Tour victory.
Race leader Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) made it safely to the line to become the first Slovenian rider to win a Grand Tour, ahead of the World champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) while a second Slovenian the 20 year old prodigy Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took the third spot.
Roglič took over the race lead after winning the individual time trial on Stage 10 and despite being tested by attacks and crashes saw his lead remain resolutely above two minutes for the rest of the tour. He also takes home the green points jersey, beating Pogačar despite the youngster winning three stages. The third spot went to arguably the best sprinter of the Vuelta, Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)
Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R La Mondiale) secured the mountain climbers competition, with Ángel Madrazo (Burgos-BH) second and Sergio Samitier (Euskadi Basque Country – Murias).
Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) was awarded the prize for the most aggressive rider of the race some consolation for coming second in the young riders competition to Pogačar.
The team prize went to Movistar, who placed three riders in the top ten, with Astana second and Jumbo-Visma third.
Stage 21 Results and final GC