Kaden Groves powerfully sprints to Vuelta a España stage 11 victory

BikeExchange-Jayco took control of the closing stages of the race to give Groves his first Grand Tour win

Kaden Groves Vuelta a Espana
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Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco) won stage 11 of the Vuelta a España with a powerful sprint, the Australian benefiting from his teammates taking control of the race in the closing kilometres. 

In a relatively uneventful stage, where only three riders comprised an inevitably doomed breakaway, the main talking point came when Julian Alpahilippe (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) crashed 150km into the day. The Frenchman fell hard onto his shoulder, causing him to abandon the race as he was taken to hospital for further checks.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.