Primož Roglič and Miguel Ángel López both crashed on Vuelta gravel section

Roglič got away unscathed but the Colombian was not as fortunate

Primoz Roglic and Miguel Angel Lopez (Getty)

What has been an exciting first week of the Vuelta a España 2019, with great racing and race incidents a plently, climaxed on stage nine, the final stage before the first rest day.

As Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) rode to his first Grand Tour stage victory, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) stormed into the race lead with a devastating attack.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.