Spanish police arrest man for trying to cause crash at Vuelta a España

There have been multiple attempts to sabotage this year's race

Peloton passes through Valencia at the Vuelta a España
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Spanish Guardia Civil forces have arrested a 28-year-old man for attempting to cause the peloton to crash in the final moments of stage seven of the Vuelta a España

The stage, which took place on Friday and finished in Oliva, was won by TotalEnergies rider Geoffrey Soupe and concluded without incident. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.