Cooler heads prevailed ahead of the Vuelta's penultimate stage following a wild ride that saw Movistar at the center of controversy.
The UCI took the extraordinary step to allow chasing riders to pace back to the front group, adding a twist to the 'race-or-wait' debate
Riders criticize Movistar's tactic in the aftermath of a crash that sent Roglic, López and others to the ground
Latest climbing stage at the Vuelta is reminiscent of the decisive stage in 2015 when Tom Dumoulin crumbled. Could Primoz Roglic suffer a similar fate?
Rivals will be trying to unsettle Roglic in two decisive climbing stages looming in northern Spain.
Movistar duo Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde vowed to keep fighting after they were dropped on the Los Machucos climb. Time is running out at this Vuelta for Movistar to dethrone leader Primoz Roglic.
Primoz Roglic won the time trial and took a commanding lead in the GC on the Vuelta's 10th stage.
Movistar rallied around Quintana's GC run a day after Marc Soler showed frustration with team tactics.
A brutal eight days of racing has trimmed the GC field to a foursome and left a weary peloton in its wake