In this strange year, La Vuelta Espana received much more attention than usual and the race delivered. There was drama and lively racing through all 3 weeks of the race. This year's route brought the pro cyclists to Northern Spain and featured its typical steady diet of challenging climbs and mountain top finishes.
After losing his grip on the Tour de France on the final competitive stage, Primoz Roglic had his sights set on winning his second Vuelta. In order to achieve his goal Roglic had to go up against a formative cast of challengers including Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz. Carapaz turned out to be his primary rival as they traded the overall race lead back and forth while racing through Northern Spain.
Once again, Roglic found himself facing a crushing defeat on the final competitive stage of a grand tour. Entering the day Roglic held a 45 second lead over Richard Carapaz with the GC Victory appearing to be safely in his grasp. However, on the slopes of La Covatilla Carapaz burst away from a small group of GC contenders rapidly opening a lead of 25 seconds over Roglic.
This time, Roglic stood up to the pressure limiting his losses, avoiding a repeat of his worst nightmare, to hold on to overall victory.