Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac) was first across the line on stage 5 of La Vuelta a Espana, in a day that saw the break go all the way, again. His breakaway compatriots, Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing Team) placed second and third respectively. Stage 5 of La Vuelta was another warm day in the south of Spain as the 188.7km stage stretched from Granada to Roquetas de Mar. With the stage containing a category 3 and 2 climb, it looked like a stage where the break could survive. With this general consensus, every team wanted to be in the break.

An incredible performance by Ben King saw him climb to a classy grand tour stage victory on 4 stage of La Vuelta..

Following medical examination we can confirm that Mark Cavendish will miss the upcoming immediate race schedule due to the presence of Epstein-Barr virus. The medical results have indicated too that Cavendish will also have been unknowingly training and racing with EBV over recent months, and as a result of these findings he has been advised to rest in order to fully recover ahead of a return to training. Cavendish said, “This season I’ve not felt physically myself and despite showing good numbers on the bike I have felt that there’s been something not right. Given this and on the back of these medical results, I’m.