Riders react to Vuelta a España time cut incident

It's fair to say that riders were pretty grateful for a bit of lenience from the Vuelta a España organisers after they waived the time cut on stage 15

Koen de Kort at the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

It was a remarkable day at the Vuelta a España on Sunday, where 90 riders could have been ejected from the race for missing the time cut, including nearly all of the Team Sky squad.

The short stage was blown apart by an early attack by Alberto Contador, which left riders like Chris Froome fighting not to lose too much time over the course of the following 110km.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.