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Sepp Kuss won stage 15 in the Vuelta a Espana on a powerful day for also his Jumbo-Visma team along with overall pioneer Primoz Roglic.
Kuss maintained victory with a powerful display about the 154.4km trip from Tineo into Santuario del Acebo.
The American, 24, crossed the summit end 39 seconds clear of Ruben Guerreiro of both Portugal and British riders Tao Geoghegan Hart.
Roglic place time except Alejandro Valverde his nearest rivals on all.
It turned out to be a Grand Tour stage triumph for Jumbo-Visma rider Kuss and he celebrated by high-fives with spectators on the approach.
Valverde, roared on by his own home supporters, launched an assault at the hills in northern Spain, which dropped the main challengers except all .
The Slovenian retains the leader jersey Valverde still.
Stage 16 is just another day in the mountains using a 144.4km ride on Monday out of Pravia into Alto de la Cubilla.
1. Sepp Kuss (USA/Jumbo-Visma) 4hrs 19mins 4secs
2. Ruben Guerreiro (Por/Katusha-Alpecin) +39secs
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Gbr/Ineos) +40secs
4. Oscar Rodriguez (Esp/Euskadi Basque Nation – Murias) +53secs
5. Mark Padun (Ukr/Bahrain-Merida) +1min 49secs
6. Ben O’Connor (Aus/Dimension Data) +2mins 05secs
7. Lawson Craddock (USA/EF Education First) +2mins 11secs
8. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +2mins 14secs
9. Alejandro Valverde (Esp/Movistar) +2mins 14secs
10. Sander Armee (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) +2mins 48secs
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 58hrs 10mins 32 secs
2. Alejandro Valverde (Esp/Movistar) +2mins 25secs
3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +3mins 42secs
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +3mins 59secs
5. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar), +5mins 9secs
6. Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe), +7mins 14secs
7. Nicolas Edet (Fra/Cofidis), +9mins 8secs
8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Sunweb) +9mins 15secs
9. Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor/Lotto-Soudal) +9mins 44secs
10. Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut/Bahrain-Merida) +11mins 39secs