Tom Dumoulin extends his lead as Alexis Gougeard solos to Vuelta a España stage victory

Dumoulin put more time into Fabio Aru after attacking on the cobbled climb to the finish line on the 19th day of the Vuelta

Tom Dumoulin attacks on stage nineteen of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Ag2r-La Mondiale's Alexis Gougeard took his first Grand Tour stage victory on stage 19 of the 2015 Vuelta a España, after attacking out of a large breakaway group, as race leader Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) extended his overall lead over Fabio Aru (Astana).

The 25-man break got away from the peloton with only 6km gone on the stage and it quickly became obvious that the winner would come from that group as they put over 15 minutes between them and the main bunch.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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