Vuelta a Espana 2019, stage 21 – full results and standings: Fabio Jakobsen wins in Madrid before Primoz Roglic is crowned king of Spain

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Fabio Jakobsen celebrates onj the podium in Madrid after winning the final stage at the Vuelta a España - Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
Fabio Jakobsen celebrates onj the podium in Madrid after winning the final stage at the Vuelta a España - Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

Primoz Roglic was confirmed the winner of the 2019 Vuelta a España after completing Sunday's stage 21 into Madrid, becoming the first rider from Slovenia to win a grand tour.

Roglic, 29, successfully defended his sizeable lead over second-placed Alejandro Valverde in the final stage of the 21-day race, a mostly processional 106.6km ride from Fuenlabada to the centre of Madrid which was won by Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen.

His compatriot Tadej Pogacar took the final position on the podium, rounding off a stunning race for the 20-year-old, who earned three stage wins on his grand tour debut.

Roglic was among the favourites to win a Vuelta lacking in household names and showed remarkable consistency throughout the race, despite a rocky start which saw him and his Jumbo-Visma team-mates involved in a mass crash on the opening stage.

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