Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) put in a late attack on the Alto de Arrate to win stage one of the Vuelta a España 2020 ahead of Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).
A fast and furious day that was ripped to shreds on the final two climbs by Ineos Grenadiers as they worked for Carapaz but it was Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) who took it up for Roglič and the winner of this year’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège did not disappoint.
Chris Froome (Ineos Grenadiers) finished way down and sees his overall hopes go up in smoke on a damp autumnal day in the Basque Country.
Vuelta a España 2020, stage one: Irun to Arrate (172.5km)
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, 4-22-33
2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, at 1 second
3. Dan Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation, at same time.