Mads Pedersen wins bunch sprint on Vuelta a España stage 19

Dane has an unassailable hold on the green jersey

Mads Pedersen wins his third stage of the Vuelta a Espana 2022
(Image credit: Tim de Waele / Getty)

 Mads Pedersen took his third victory of the year’s Vuelta a España in a bunch kick in Talavera de la Reina.

The green jersey wearer was challenged all the way to the line by young Brit Fred Wright (Bahrain victorious) who finished second and Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Deceunick) in third but eventually won by half a bike length.

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