Following bitter disappointment earlier in the Vuelta a Espana, stage 14 winner Ryder Hesjedal was thrilled with his success on Saturday.
The Garmin-Sharp man had manufactured a break on stage seven, but crashed out and missed out on the chance to challenge for victory.
Hesjedal suffered no such ill fortune on Saturday, however, as he finished ahead of the rest in a challenging 200.8 kilometre stage between Santander and La Camperona.
The Canadian finished 10 seconds ahead of Tinkoff-Saxo's Oliver Zaugg, and the Canadian was delighted to have clinched his second career Vuelta stage win.
"I had a really good shot on stage seven. Unfortunately I crashed there so it was all on today," he said.
"To get the win is unbelievable, I couldn't be happier. I'm super-pleased to get the job done. What it means will sink in a little bit later.
"I felt a bit angry because I know bike racing and Zaugg had had a bit of an easy ride. He'd been sitting on with his team leading.
"So I dug deep to get him back, I knew how to go steady and hold my own rhythm. I was pretty motivated. I lined them up and finished them off."