Vuelta a España rider proposes to girlfriend during final stage 21

That's one way to celebrate finishing a Grand Tour

Jesus Ezquerra proposes to his girlfriend during stage 21 of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Eurosport)

Finishing a Grand Tour is a memorable life moment for any rider, surviving a gruelling 21-day stage race is a big win even if you haven't crossed the finish line first at any point.

But Burgos-BH's Jesús Ezquerra made it an extra special day on the processional stage 21 into Madrid when he proposed to his girlfriend mid-race.

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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.