- GC leader now has 45 seconds on Richard Carapaz
- Remi Cavagna denied 3km finish after breakaway
Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the overall lead of the Vuelta a España as he claimed precious seconds when finishing runner-up on stage 16.
The Slovenian had no answer to Magnus Cort Nielsen, who claimed victory with a well-timed burst at the end of the 162km ride from Salamanca to Ciudad Rodrigo. But the Jumbo Visma rider claimed six seconds to stretch his advantage to 45 seconds over Ineos Grenadiers’ Richard Carapaz. Britain’s Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) is third overall at 53 seconds.