Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had made it clear that he targeted this long stage to Vejer de la Frontera with a final section suiting him ideally. He delivered perfectly with a blistering finishing to win his ninth Vuelta stage in style ahead of the other two favourites at the start in Estepona, stage 3 winner Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Dani Moreno (Katusha). Colombia's Esteban Chaves (Orica Greenedge) retained his overall lead. The...
The stage in pictures
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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