Vuelta leader extends advantage over Preston’s Hugh Carthy after stage 16

Preston’s Hugh Carthy remains third overall in the Vuelta a Espana but lost ground on leader Primoz Roglic, who gained a six-second bonus on the 16th stage on Friday.

By Peter Storey
Friday, 6th November 2020, 5:02 pm
Preston ace Hugh Carthy
Preston ace Hugh Carthy

Magnus Cort put in a hectic sprint to give EF Pro Cycling a third stage victory in Ciudad Rodrigo to win the stage.

Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) finished second, collecting six precious seconds. He extended his overall race lead to 45 seconds on Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers, with only Saturday’s final mountain stage to race, before the Vuelta finishes in Madrid on Sunday.

Fulwood racer Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) is third overall at 53 seconds adrift of Roglic.

Cycling legend Alberto Contador earlier told Europsport that Carthy is the strongest rider in the race, but fears time may run out for the British rider to catch Roglic.