Roglic looks set to win La Vuelta after holding off a spirited attempt by Carapaz to wrestle the overall lead away from Primoz. A frantic finish saw Roglic only lose 25 seconds of his overnight 45 second lead. He is now in poll position to finish with the red jersey on Sunday’s final stage. David Gaudu wins stage 17.
Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) remains in third after his win on the Angliru and a very good time trial which saw him close to just eight seconds behind Carapaz.
Elsewhere, Roglič continues to lead the points classification with a healthy lead over Carapaz, while Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) has wrapped up the mountains classification thanks to his haul of points accumulated in recent stages by being a regular feature of the day’s breakaway. He currently leads by 55 points over second place Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal).
Enric Mas still leads the youth classification by over five minutes on Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana), and his Movistar team are still holding out on Jumbo-Visma in the team classification.
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Vuelta a España 2020 standings
General classification after stage 17
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, in 69-17-59
2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, at 24 seconds
3. Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Pro Cycling, at 47s
4. Dan Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation, at 2-43
5. Enric Mas (Esp) Movistar, at 3-36
6. Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain-McLaren, at 7-16
7. David de la Cruz (Esp) UAE Team Emirates, at 7-35
8. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 7-45
9. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 8-15
10. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar, at 9-34
Points classification after stage 17
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, 204 points
2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, 133 points
3. Dan Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation, 111 points
Mountains classification after stage 16
1. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis, 89 points
2. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto-Soudal, 34 points
3. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, 30 points
Youth classification after stage 17
1. Enric Mas (Esp) Movistar Team, in 69-21-35
2. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana, at 4-09
3. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 6-00