Magnus Cort takes chaotic sprint after tense stage 16 of the Vuelta a España 2020

A spirited breakaway effort failed as the climbers sprinted for the line

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Magnus Cort added to a fantastic Vuelta a España for EF Pro Cycling, winning stage 16 from a reduced bunch sprint.

The day's five-rider breakaway survived late into the day as Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was away solo with less than 10km to race, but the Frenchman was finally caught to set up a dash for the line from a reduced bunch.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.