Nairo Quintana takes red jersey as Tadej Pogačar wins Vuelta a España stage nine

The Colombian took advantage as Miguel Ángel López faltered

Tadej Pogačar wins stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Nairo Quintana rode himself into the red jersey across high mountains in torrential rain as Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his maiden Grand Tour stage victory on stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2019.

The Movistar rider finished 23 seconds behind Pogačar, after the Slovenian dropped him in the closing kilometres, which was enough to take the race lead.

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