Australian Michael Storer wins the La Vuelta stage in Rincón

Michael Storer celebrates his victory in Rincón de la Victoria.
Michael Storer celebrates his victory in Rincón de la Victoria. / MANUEL BRUQUE / EFE
  • The cycle race leader, Roglic, lost the red jersey after he suffered a fall on the 10th stage that wound its way through some 70-kilometres of roads in the Axarquia

The Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic lost the La Vuelta cycle race leader's red jersey after suffering a fall on the 10th stage, that ended in Rincón de la Victoria this Tuesday afternoon, 24 August.

The jersey now passes to the Norwegian Odd Christian Eiking of the Intermarché-Wanty team.

The winner of the stage was the Australian Michael Storer (DSM) after escaping from the group that made up the break of the day, achieving his second stage victory in this year’s Vuelta.

The 24-year-old rider attacked on the climb to Puerto de Almáchar, the only serious mountain climb of the day, to clinch his second stage victory, after the one achieved in the seventh stage in Balcón de Alicante.

Eiking, who crossed the line 22 seconds behind Storer, took advantage of the peloton's passivity for most of the race to snatch the red jersey from Roglic, who was almost 12 minutes behind the winner of the day.

Now the Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) is second in the general classification (58 seconds), followed by Rogli (2 minutes 17 seconds).