Miguel Ángel López eases pressure on Movistar with his first Vuelta a España stage in four years

The Colombian was the only rider able to push on away from the other favourites on the final climb

Miguel Ángel López wins stage 18 of the Vuelta a España
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Miguel Ángel López admits that he and the team "knew it was an important day and we had to take advantage of it" as the 2021 Vuelta a España touched it's highest point on the Altu d'El Gamoniteiru.

The Colombian Movistar rider pushed on with around 7km to go on the final climb as the race went into the clouds. López was the only rider who was able to gap the group of favourites while the pace was being set by Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma).

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