Vuelta a España 2019: Pogačar wins Stage 20 as Roglič closes in on GC triumph

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) made it three wins at the 2019 Vuelta a España with an outstanding ride on Stage 20. Meanwhile his compatriot Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) provisionally confirmed the GC victory with another excellent performance, putting him in control ahead of the Vuelta’s arrival in Madrid on Sunday.

Slovenian youngster Pogačar soloed to win number three of the race on Plataforma de Gredos and at just 20 years-old he has undoubtedly been the breakthrough talent of the Vuelta this year. Pogačar finished 1’32” ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), with Rafał Majka (BORA - hansgrohe) third.

Roglič has the GC win essentially in the bag with a 2’33” overall lead from Valverde, whilst Pogačar’s brilliant Stage 20 performance places him on the podium in third (2’55”).