Clément Champoussin mugs the GC riders to take last-ditch victory on stunning stage 20 of the Vuelta a España

Thrilling action on the final road stage of the Spanish Grand Tour

Clément Champoussin
(Image credit: Getty)

As the GC riders played a game of cat and mouse up the final climb of the 2021 Vuelta a España, Ag2r Citroën's Clément Champoussin came past like a French TGV, charging up the final couple of kilometres of stage 20, eyes and mouth wide open first in shock, then in delight, as he took not just his debut Grand Tour stage win, but his maiden professional victory.

Primož Roglič came through in second place shortly afterwards, outsprinting Adam Yates, who had continued to attack up the gradient but was unable to escape the Slovenian, as Enric Mas trailed in next, a slight gap back to Jack Haig in fifth.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.