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Pogacar wins Vuelta Stage 8 as weather wreaks havoc in Andorra, Quintana moves into lead

Red jersey changes hands once more amid filthy weather in the Pyrenees

Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates, riding his first Grand Tour, has won Stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana on a day when the race encountered filthy weather in Andorra, with torrential rain on the final climb.  Behind, Nairo Quintana of Movistar took second place on the summit finish at Alto Els Cortals d'Encamp, while his team-mate Alejandro Valverde was outsprinted for third place by Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic.

Quintana takes the race lead, but with Roglic one of the favourites for the individual time trial when racing resumes on Tuesday after tomorrow's rest day, the Colombian's stay in the red jersey is likely to be a short one.

Fulll report, result and reaction to follow.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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