The 14th stage of the Vuelta a Espana saw the break of the day succeed with Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing) 1st across the line. Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky) was 2nd and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) was 3rd.  It was a break of 5 riders that would headline the longest stage of this year’s Vuelta a Espana as they reached a maximum lead of just over 10 minutes during the course of the day. Astana set a moderate tempo for the duration of the stage, only upping the pace somewhat when we reached the final climb of the day, the 18km out of category Alto.