74th La Vuelta a España – Stages 1-3 incl. Video Summaries

StageStage WinnerRace Leader
1 (TTT)Astana Pro Team Miguel Ángel López (Astana)
2Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb)
3Sam Bennett »BORA – hansgrohe Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb)

Roche leads Vuelta after three stages

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) has led for two days at La Vuelta. The Irishman took over the race lead from Astana’s Miguel Ángel López and holds a slim lead of two seconds over Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), with Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First) third at eight seconds.

The lead betters 35 year old Roche’s lone stage win back in 2013 on Stage 2 (Pontevedra to Baiona. Alto Do Monte Da Groba, 177.7km).

Stage 1 (Team Time Trial) Salinas de Torrevieja to Torrevieja, 13.4km

Stage winner Astana team finishing
Team Jumbo Visma crashes after water leaks onto the road from a watered garden

Stage Top 10

1 Astana Pro Team14:51
2 Deceuninck – Quick Step0:02
3 Team Sunweb0:05
4 EF Education First0:07
5 BORA – hansgrohe0:13
6 CCC Team0:15
7 Movistar Team0:16
8 Groupama – FDJ,,
9 Mitchelton-Scott0:18
10 Lotto Soudal0:19

Stage 2: Benidorm to Calpe, 199.6km

Stage 2 Highlights

Stage Top 10

Stage 3: Ibi. Ciudad del Juguete  to Alicante, 188km

Stage 3 Highlights

Stage Top 10