The Danish Radprofi Magnus Cort Nielsen prevailed on Friday on the 19th stage after 191.2 kilometers of Tapia to Monforte de Lemos in the sprint of a piercing group in front of Rui Oliveira from Portugal and the US-American Quinn Simmons. It was already third stage victory at this year’s discharge. Best German was Alexander Warrior from Stuttgart as a tenth.
Three stage victories at such a tour, that’s unbelievable, said Cort Nielsen, where the victory was the most beautiful on the sixth stage on this mountain – we have no mountains in Denmark.
On the overall standings, the slightly hilly daily section had no impact with three traffic. Topfavorit Primoz Roglic has continued 2:30 minutes ahead of the Spaniard Enric Mas and may hope for his third Vuelta victory in series.
On Saturday, the bike professionals awaits the last mountain stage: over 202.2 kilometers it goes from Sanxenxo to the mountain arrival to Alto Castro de Herville. The third large state ride of the year after the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France ends on Sunday with a single time trial in Santiago de Compostela.
19 . Section Tapia / Spain – Monforte de Lemos / Spain (191.20 km)
1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Denmark) – EF Education-Nippo 4:24:54 hrs.; 2. Rui Oliveira (Portugal) – UAE Team Emirates + 0 sec.; 3. Quinn Simmons (USA) – Trek – SegaFredo; 4. Andrea Bagioli (Italy) – Decuninck-Quick-Step; 5. Anthony Roux (France) – Groupama-FDJ; 6. Andreas Lorentz Kron (Denmark) – Lotto-Soudal; 7. Lawson Craddock (USA) – EF Education-Nippo + 5; 8. Alberto Dainese (Italy) – Team DSM + 18; 9. Matteo Trentin (Italy) – UAE Team Emirates; 10. Alexander Warrior (Stuttgart) – Alpecin-Fenix; … 61. Ben Zwiehoff (Essen) – Bora-Hansgrohe; 64. Anton Palzer (Ramsau near Berchtesgaden) – Bora-Hansgrohe; 80. Nico Denz (Waldshut Tiengen) – Team DSM
Total standings single, stand after the 19th stage:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) – Jumbo-Visa 77:49:37 hrs.; 2. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spain) – Movistar Team + 2:30 min.; 3. Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Colombia) – Movistar Team + 2:53; 4. Jack Haig (Australia) – Bahrain Victorious + 4:36; 5. Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombia) – Ineos Grenadiers + 4:43; 6. Adam Yates (United Kingdom) – Ineos Grenadiers + 5:44; 7. Sepp Kiss (USA) – Jumbo Visa + 6:02; 8. Gino Mader (Switzerland) – Bahrain Victorious + 7:48; 9. Guillaume Martin (France) – Cofidis + 8:31; 10. David de la Cruz Melgarejo (Spain) – UAE Team Emirates + 9:24