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Vuelta a España: Ion Izagirre prevails on Formigal on stage 6

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Team Astana rider Spains Ion Izagirre celebrates as he crosses the finishline of the 6th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1464 km race from Biescas to Formigal on October 25 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images

Ion Izagirre (Astana) takes the win on stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Daniel Martin of Ireland and Team Israel StartUp Nation Green Points Jersey during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) dropped to third overall (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio of Colombia and Team Mitchelton Scott Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Red Leader Jersey Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Primoz Roglic (L) lost the red jersey to Richard Carapaz on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start William Barta of The United States Jan Hirt of Czech Republic Jakub Mareczko of Italy Michal Paluta of Poland Lukasz Wisniowski of Poland Georg Zimmermann of Germany and CCC Team Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation Landscape during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

Team CCC at start ceremonies in Biescas (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Daniel Martin of Ireland Green Points Jersey Omer Goldstein of Israel and Team Israel StartUp Nation Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Dan Martin and Omer Goldstein of Israel Start-Up Nation chat before start of 146.4km stage from Biescas (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Pascal Ackermann of Germany Martin Laas of Estonia Felix Grobschartner of Austria Jay Mccarthy of Australia Ide Schelling of The Netherlands Andreas Schillinger of Germany Michael Schwarzmann of Germany and Rudiger Selig of Germany and Team BORA Hansgrohe Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Team Bora-Hansgrohe completes rider sign-in in Biescas (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Most Combative Rider Trophy Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

From stage 5, Guillaume Martin of Team Cofidis Solutions Credits is recognised for being Most Combative Rider (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Tim Wellens of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Face ID Signature Covid safety measures Mask Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Tim Wellens of Team Lotto Soudal in Polka Dot Mountain Jersey takes part in start protocol withFace ID Signature (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Carlos Barbero Cuesta of Spain and NTT Pro Cycling Team Decoration Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Carlos Barbero Cuesta of NTT Pro Cycling Team confirms with mask decoration that Sunday is stage 6 for Vuelta (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Start Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Red Leader Jersey Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Race leader Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma at Biescas for stage 6 start (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Remi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark and Team EF Pro Cycling Remy Mertz of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Riders in early breakaway – Remi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck – Quick-Step / Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark and Team EF Pro Cycling, Remy Mertz of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Remi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Remi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck – QuickStep takes chance for a break (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 PierreLuc Perichon of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Guillaume Martin of France and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Carlos Verona Quintanilla of Spain and Movistar Team Peloton Forest Autumn during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Pierre-Luc Perichon of Cofidis Solutions Credits and teammate Guillaume Martin on 146.4km course (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Mattia Cattaneo of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Jasha Sutterlin of Germany and Team Sunweb Sergio Henao Montoya of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates Forest Autumn during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Autumn scenery on course as passed by Mattia Cattaneo of Team Deceuninck – QuickStep, Jasha Sutterlin of Team Sunweb and Sergio Henao Montoya of UAE Team Emirates (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Cyclists take the start of the 6th stage of the 2020 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1464km race from Biescas to Formigal on October 25 2020 Photo by ANDER GILLENEA AFP Photo by ANDER GILLENEAAFP via Getty Images

Peloton rolls from Biescas for 146.4km on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal) loves the Vuelta (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Oakley sunglasses during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz of INEOS – Grenadiers on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Peloton Public Fans Landscape during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Scenery on stage 6 from Biescas to Sallent de Gállego – Aramón Formigal (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Tim Wellens of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Red Leader Jersey during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Primoz Roglic in red leader’s jersey rides next to Tim Wellens, in polka dot jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Michael Woods of Canada and Team EF Pro Cycling Mattia Cattaneo of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Michael Woods of EF Pro Cycling rides alongside Mattia Cattaneo of Deceuninck – QuickStep as rain begins to come down (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Georg Zimmermann of Germany and CCC Team during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Georg Zimmermann of CCC Team rides in break on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Nelson Oliveira of Portugal and Movistar Team Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark and Team EF Pro Cycling Sergio Henao Montoya of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

More riders in the breakaway are Nelson Oliveira of Movistar Team, Magnus Cort Nielsen of Team EF Pro Cycling, Sergio Henao Montoya of UAE Team Emirates (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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SALLENT DE GLLEGO SPAIN OCTOBER 25 Gorka Izagirre Insausti of Spain and Astana Pro Team Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 6 a 1464km stage from Biescas to Sallent de Gllego Aramn Formigal 1790m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 25 2020 in Sallent de Gllego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images

Ion Izagirre of Team Astana was in large breakaway, then broke out front to ride solo on final climb (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) seized control on a cold and rainy stage 6 of the Vuelta a España, attacking to gain 43 seconds on overnight leader Primoz Roglic and take the leader’s red jersey.

Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) showed the first signs of weakness in the Vuelta a España on the final climb of the Formigal, slipping out of the overall lead after attacks from Carapaz and Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling).

Further ahead, Ion Izagirre (Astana) won the stage from the breakaway, making his move on the final climb after an earlier attack by his brother and teammate Gorka.

Carthy gained the most time of the top contenders, moving into second overall at 18 seconds from Carapaz, with Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) fighting to hold the podium position in third at 20 seconds.

More to come!

Results
Pos. Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ion Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team 3:41:00
2 Michael Woods (Can) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:25
3 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
4 Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:27
5 Michael Valgren (Den) NTT Pro Cycling
6 Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
7 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:38
8 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:48
9 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:00:53
10 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:55
General classification after stage 6
Pos. Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 24:34:39
2 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:18
3 Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:20
4 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:30
5 Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07
6 Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:30
7 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:42
8 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 0:02:02
9 David De la Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:46

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