Damiano Caruso wins stage nine from breakaway as GC riders battle up final climb at Vuelta a España

Adam Yates attacked in earnest but Roglič kept his cool as he finished second on the stage

Damiano Caruso
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Damiano Caruso took an impressive victory from the breakaway on stage nine at the Vuelta a España to add to his astounding Giro d'Italia performance earlier in the year in what has become a season the Italian could have only dreamed of in January.

On the final summit finish climb of Alto de Velefique, the GC fight got underway, Adam Yates attacking relentlessly to try and disturb Primož Roglič but the Slovenian barely looked troubled as he eventually rode away from his rivals alongside Enric Mas to finish second and further cement his grip on the red jersey.

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