Who's out of the Vuelta a España 2019 after stage six?

Updates each stage as the peloton shrinks

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Stage six saw four riders abandon the Vuelta a España 2019 - Rigoberto Uran and Hugh Carthy (both EF Education First), Nicholas Roche (Sunweb) plus Victor de la Parte (CCC Team).

All four were all taken down in a crash on stage six, from Mora de Rubielos to Ares del Maestrat.

Roche had held the lead in the race from stage two to the end of stage five, where he slipped to fifth.

Uran had been in sixth position on the GC going into the stage.

The previous day saw an end to the race for Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe), who later posted on Instagram (opens in new tab) to say his body was not at its best and needed rest.

Steven Kruijswijk (Team Jumbo-Visma) left the race on stage four of the Spanish race.

The Dutchman's efforts at the final Grand Tour of the season were thwarted by a knee injury, sustained in the opening team time trial in Torrevieja.

Kruijswijk and his team mates crashed in the TTT, due to a pool of water creating a slippery surface.

The team had said that Kruijswijk's condition was improving, but he was later forced to leave the race half way through stage four, from Cullera to El Puig.

The 32-year-old finished in third place at the Tour de France. His Jumbo-Visma team mate, Primož Roglič, was in sixth place on the GC after stage three, 35 seconds down on leader Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb).

The previous day, stage three from Ibi to Alicante, Groupama-FDJ lost Mickaël Delage - who was forced to retire due to an infection and high temperature.

Stage six abandonments

Nicholas Roche (Sunweb) - DNF - crash

Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) - DNF - crash

Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) - DNF - crash

Victor de la Parte (CCC Team) - DNF - crash

Stage five abandonments

Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) - DNF - injury/exhaustion

Stage four abandonments

Steven Kruijswijk (Team Jumbo-Visma) - DNF - injury

Stage three abandonments

Mickaël Delage (Groupama - FDJ) - DNF - illness

Stage two abandonments

No withdrawals

Stage 0ne abandonments

No withdrawals

This page will be updated as the race progresses

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.

Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.