BARCELONA – Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the Vuelta a Espana, while Jakob Fuglsang earned a solo triumph in stage 16 on Monday.
Jumbo-Visma rider Roglic extended his lead in the overall standings to two minutes 48 seconds after his closest rival, Spain's Alejandro Valverde, lost 23 seconds on the Slovenian in the spectacular Asturian mountains.
Astana rider Fuglsang finished in four hours, one minute, 22 seconds for his first Grand Tour stage win.
The Danish rider's chances in the Tour de France were ruined by two crashes with Astana saying he was in the form of his career.
Fuglsang emerged from the 21-rider breakaway to leave his opponents behind and claim a lone triumph.