Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) won stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana, winning an uphill sprint from a select group of GC favourites. Stage 3 of La Vuelta a Espana was yet another tough climbing day with the finish being perched up at the top of the category 1 La Laguna Negra climb. There was some thought at the beginning of the day that a break might have a chance to stay away today but it quickly became clear when only 5 riders were allowed up the road, and kept on a short leash, that the GC riders would be sprinting up the final.