Stage 20 was the final mountain stage of this year’s La Vuelta and, as expected, it proved to be a brutal, decisive day. While only 97,3km, the stage was all about climbing and included three category one climbs and ended in the special category climb to Coll de la Gallina. In an exciting finale Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) saw off the Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) and Simon Yates (Mitchleton-SCOTT) in the race to the summit. With the latter’s result sealing the overall title for the Brit. Our best-placed rider on the day was Igor Anton and the team’s overall result saw us climb.
14 years ago I started my career as a professional, in a really hard sport but a very beautiful and amazing sport. Vuelta Espana has defined me as a person in many aspects, it is where I achieved my best results, it gave me some of my best moments and some of my worst moments. Therefore, after thinking well about my career, I have decided that tomorrow I will end my career with my final race number, 102. It is a fitting scenario and race to bring this adventure I have been on to an end. This chapter of my life has been unbelievable, and.