La Vuelta Ciclista a España. Stage 9. Miguel Angel Lopez is 4th atop La Covatilla
La Vuelta Ciclista a España 2018 has seen the first big battle among the GC contenders on the tough climb La Covatilla after 200,8 km of racing at stage 9. Thanks to the huge support of the whole Astana Pro Team and, especially, Jan Hirt on the final climb, Miguel Angel Lopez was always on a perfect position in the group. Thus, inside the final 3 km he tried to attack for several times and, finally, made a good uphill sprint, taking a solid 4th place, finishing just behind three riders from the early breakaway.