'Nobody was able to stay in control': Jumbo-Visma DS questions inclusion of gravel roads in Vuelta a España

Primož Roglič and Miguel Ángel López were among the riders that crashed on a gravel sector on stage nine of the Vuelta

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Grand Tours should not include gravel road stages, says Jumbo-Visma sports director Addy Engels at the Vuelta a España.

Engels' leading rider Primož Roglič crashed due to a motorbike in the gravel section included mid-way up the final closing climb in the Andorran stage to Cortals. A sudden rainstorm and hailstorm had worsened conditions for the riders.

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