Victory Face. La Vuelta, 20th stage, Andorra, Coll de la Galina

Victory Face. La Vuelta, 20th stage, Andorra, Coll de la Galina.

Photo: all-andorra.com

A brutal and spectacular 20th stage in Andorra saw Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) conquer his first Grand Tour success on Saturday. The 23 year-old Spanish climber dominated Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) in “a mano a mano” up the Coll de la Gallina.

The red jersey Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) dropped 23 seconds in the final climb

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team): “You have to accept defeats. When you win, awesome, and when you lose, it means the rivals were stronger than you… You can’t ask for anything more when you’ve given it all you had… ”

Thomas de Gendt

Astana team

Jesús Herrada

Movistar

Trek

Groupama – FDJ

Lotto NL – Jumbo

Giant