Five talking points from stage three of the Vuelta a España 2021

An unexpected winner as the leader’s jersey changes hands - don’t miss these moments

Primož Roglič hands over his red jersey after stage three
Primož Roglič hands over his red jersey after stage three
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Roglič cedes the red jersey early in the race

Primož Roglič in the leader’s jersey is a very familiar sight, so it’s no surprise to see him in the top spot of the Vuelta a España 2021 so early in the race.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.