Vuelta a Espana 2021 - Rafal Majka wins Stage 15 with stunning 90-kilometre solo effort
The veteran Polish UAE Team Emirates rider took control of the Stage with a hefty 90km to go and finished 1 minute 27 seconds ahead of Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) who came in second. Chris Hamilton (Team DSM) was third. Odd Christian Eiking retains the red jersey. You can watch La Vuelta live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and Eurosport.co.uk.
'He looks as fresh as a daisy' - Magnificent Majka's solo effort from 90km secures Stage 15 victory
Odd Christian Eiking retained the red jersey after a fairly lifeless day in the general classification.
One spark of excitement did come towards the end of the stage, courtesy of Adam Yates. The Lancastrian skipped clear of the red jersey group and succeeded in stealing 15 seconds from the other riders in the GC top ten.
'I won it for for my father' - Majka dedicates Stage 15 win to late father
Majka's exploits secured him a haul of 28 mountains points, catapulting him into third in that competition. Romain Bardet (Team DSM) still leads with 50 points, with Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) second on 31.
Egan Bernal (Ineos) continues in the white jersey, while Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck QuickStep) comfortably beat the time cut and retained green.
Jonathan Narvaez (Ineos) abandoned the race today mid-stage, while his compatriot Jonathan Caicedo (EF Education First Nippo) did not start. That makes three Ecuadorians leaving the race in the space of 24 hours, with Richard Carapaz departing yesterday.
Vuelta a España: Stage 15 highlights as Majka's solo effort from 90km secures victory