Alejandro Valverde takes his second win at Vuelta a España 2018 on stage eight ahead of Peter Sagan

Finishing 30th, Rudy Molard retains race lead

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins Stage 8 of the 2018 Vuelta a España in Almadén (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Tim de Waele)

On a day perfectly suited to his abilities, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took his second win of this year’s Vuelta a España on stage eight.

The Spanish rider was well hidden in the technical final kilometre of Saturday's stage, coming off Peter Sagan’s wheel only in the final metres of the 195.1km day, leaving the world champion in second place.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.