Jasper Philipsen took the marathon fifteenth stage of the Tour of Spain in more than 230 kilometers of race between Mos and Puebla de Sanabria, this being the longest of the edition. A section that had to be shortened by three kilometers due to an oil stain on the route, but which did not prevent Primoz Roglic to retain the lead.

Philipsen made his debut in this Vuelta wanting to do it big and this Thursday he received his award. The 22-year-old Belgian cyclist he took his first stage on a grand tour in 6 hours 22 minutes, ahead of Ackermann and Steimle, and he was visibly excited after crossing the finish line in first position.

After his second place in Ejea de los Caballeros, this day has served him to crown himself with a great sprint passed through water and wind, which began to whip hard 50 kilometers from the goal, but which did not prevent the home fans from coming out to cheer on the group. The storm favored the platoon above all of which the Belgian was part to hunt down the Italian Cattaneo and for Philipsen to deliver his final blow down the stretch.

Besides Roglic, both Carapaz and Carthy kept their margins with respect to the rest of the pursuers in the head: 39 seconds between the Slovenian and the Ecuadorian, 47 with the Irish and a considerable 1:42 advantage with Dan Martin and 3:32 with the first Spaniard in the general, Enric Mas.

On Friday, another long stage, 162 kilometers long, in which the cyclists will travel through Salamanca to reach the town of Ciudad Rodrigo, in the sixteenth phase of this Vuelta.