The Slovenian top talent Tadej Pogacar won the spectacular ninth stage of the Tour of Spain. In the only 94.4-kilometer Berghatz through the Pyrenees sat down with 20 years youngest Vuelta participants in Andorra accompanied by violent hailstorms with 23 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana. The Colombian took over the red jersey of the overall leader.
On the way to the mountain arrival in 2086 meters high Cortals d'Encamp shook the Colombian co-favorite Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) 18.3 kilometers from the finish of the competitors to Quintana, came in a downhill but first in the hailstorm, came to Case and was recovered from wounds on the elbow again. Shortly thereafter, Quintana attacked, only Pogacar could follow.
In the overall standings, the 2016 Vuelta winner now leads by six seconds ahead of third-placed Primoz Roglic (Slovenia / Jumbo-Visma), Lopez (+0: 17 minutes) and Quintana's Spanish team-mate Alejandro Valverde (+0: 20) on squares three and four.