The longest stage of the Vuelta a España produced a masterclass from Deceuninck-QuickStep in racing in crosswinds. The Belgian team attacked almost from the gun and placed all but one of their eight riders in a forty-strong front group.

Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss a thrilling stage that had serious ramifications for the general classification. We hear from Sepp Kuss of race leader Primoz Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma team, from Tim Declercq of Deceuninck, Dario Cataldo of Astana and Owain Doull, the Grand Tour debutant from Team Ineos who made the front group.

And there are the latest instalments from our two diarists, Nick Schultz of Mitchelton-Scott and one of the days main beneficiaries, James Knox of Deceuninck.

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