Dan Martin finished seventh on stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana to remain in third place overall as defending Vuelta a Espana champion Primoz Roglic reclaimed the red jersey with his third stage win of the 2020 race.
The Jumbo-Visma rider followed up wins in Arrate and Alto de Moncalvillo by dominating an uphill sprint, in the process nudging past Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers to lead the general classification.
Carapaz finished 14th on the day and, while the pair are tied on timings, Roglic has been given the advantage due to superior stage finishes to date.
Martin [Israel Start-Up Nation] remains third overall, 25 seconds behind Roglic and Carapaz.
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Meanwhile a tired looking Sam Bennett - who was stripped of a stage win on Thursday after he was found guilty of irregular sprinting - struggled home at the back of the peloton.
Felix Grossschartner and Andrea Bagioli came in second and third respectively in today's stage, following a taxing end to the 185km route along the Cantabrian coast. They challenged Slovenian Roglic in the final kilometre but failing to prevent his charge.
Speaking after his success, Roglic reflected on the 31st birthday he celebrated on Thursday.
"I'm one year older, so I'm stronger! It's like wine, the older the better. I'm back in red," he said.
"I'm back in red. But it doesn't really change things for my team. We need to keep the momentum going. We have a weekend in the mountains. It will be fun to watch and we'll do our best."