Vuelta riders stuck in Andorra until 5am after crash holds up transfer

Transfer delays added to what had already been a chaotic day at the Vuelta a España

Jakob Fuglsang at the 2019 Vuelta a España (Getty/ Instagram)

A number of riders at the Vuelta a España were stuck in Andorra last night, not arriving at their hotels until 5am after a serious crash caused major traffic delays along the transfer route.

Astana's Jakob Fuglsang posted on his Instagram story showing he was still on the road at 5am, stage nine having finished around 4pm the previous day.

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