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Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) was in the break all day and was looking good for the stage win until 3km to go. After a valiant effort, the French national time trial champion was finally brought back by a fast-chasing peloton.
Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Pro Cycling) snatched the stage 16 win from Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) — who was later relegated for “dangerous sprinting” — right before the line.
And, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) in the red jersey of the overall race leader showed off why he also controls the points (sprint) competition lead, too.
Watch the highlights of stage 16 of the 2020 Vuelta a España.