Alberto Contador crashes as Jonas van Genechten wins Vuelta a España stage seven

IAM Cycling rider comes off best in a scrappy finish, but elsewhere Alberto Contador's overall ambitions were dealt a knock by a late crash

Jonas van Genechten wins Vuelta a España stage seven. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Jonas van Genechten (IAM Cycling) was first over the line in a scrappy, reduced bunch sprint on stage seven of the 2016 Vuelta a España.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) came over the line in third to collect four bonus seconds as he continues to push for the red leader's jersey.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.