La Vuelta a Espana #21: Gibbons bags a Top 10 as Anton bids farewell

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The 73rd La Vuelta ciclista a España drew to a close today with a 100,9km stage running from Alcorcón to the circuit finish in Madrid. As expected, the stage ended in a bunch sprint and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) took the final stage win ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo). Ryan Gibbons took another top 10 spot for Team Dimension Data.

At this year’s race, Team Dimension Data walked away with two stage wins, thanks to Ben King’s summit finish wins on stage 4 and stage 9. Ben King was also our highest placed rider in the general classification, finishing 24th overall. We also picked up multiple Top 10 finishes, thanks to contributions from Merhawi Kudus, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Ryan Gibbons.

Igor Anton announced his retirement from professional cycling and today’s stage was his last in the professional peloton. Anton concludes his career with fourteen professional wins and has ridden 21 grand tours. He placed 14th on stage 20, showing his strength in this year’s La Vuelta.

With the strong showing of our riders, Team Dimension Data finished 7th overall on the team classification.