Jakob Fuglsang takes Vuelta a España stage 16 as Tadej Pogačar gains on Valverde

Alejandro Valverde lost time as Tadej Pogačar attempted to make it a Slovenian one-two on GC

Jakob Fuglsang wins stage 16 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) rode to a first ever individual Grand Tour stage victory at 34 years of age, with Tao Geoghegan finishing a disappointed runner-up for the second time at this year's Vuelta a España.

Another Brit, James Knox (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was involved in the action until the final few kilometres until he eventually cracked and rode across the line in fourth place.

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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