Alejandro Valverde wins Vuelta a Espana's first summit finish

Overall contenders show hand on the Vuelta a Espana's first mountain finish of the 2014 race

Alejandro Valverde wins stage six of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took the victory on the 2014 Vuelta a Espana's first real mountain test, as the general classification favourites fought it out for the win on stage six.

Chris Froome (Sky) placed second just behind Valverde, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) showing he's recovered from his Tour de France injuries with third place.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.