Sergio Higuita solos to Vuelta a España 2019 stage 18 victory as Roglič holds firm

Primož Roglič extends overall lead on the Vuelta's penultimate mountain stage

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Sergio Higuita (EF Education First) went solo in the final 50km of stage 18 of the Vuelta a España to take victory. Overall leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) held on to the overall lead after finishing in the second group on the road 15 seconds behind Higuita.

Roglič took second place on the stage ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Miguel Ángel López (Astana).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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