ARES DEL MAESTRAT, Spain – Jesus Herrada rode to victory on stage six of the Vuelta a Espana, as Dylan Teuns claimed the leader’s jersey after finishing second.
The 199km hilly stage from Mora de Rubielos to Ares del Maestrat featured four climbs, and culminated at the summit of the Puerto de Ares in Castellon, where Herrada strode away from Teuns with 150 metres remaining.
Riding into red was not a bad consolation prize for the Belgian, who started the day four minutes and 43 seconds down on red jersey wearer Miguel Angel Lopez.
“I started to realise during the stage it was possible to get the jersey,” he said after claiming his first-ever grand tour leader’s jersey.
“It was a goal for me during this Vuelta, and I was able to do it.