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Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič prevails in Xorret de Catí GC battle to win stage 8

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

The Vuelta a España GC battle erupted once again on the steep slopes of Xorret de Catí, with three-time race winner Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinting Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) at the line after a big selection on the stage 8 climb.
Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) rounded out the podium just behind, with the trio leading home an elite group which also included Jumbo-Visma men Jonas Vingegaard and Sepp Kuss as well as UAE Team Emirates pairing João Almeida and Marc Soler, and Movistar’s Enric Mas.

The result means that Roglič claws back four bonus seconds on Evenepoel, who in turn takes two on Ayuso while Mas, Vingegaard, Almeida, Kuss, and Soler finished a further two seconds back.

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