Groves denies Mads Pedersen (green jersey) and the rest of the sprinters in southern Spain.
Team BikeExchange-Jayco put the setback of losing team leader Simon Yates to COVID-19 behind them as Kaden Groves took his maiden Grand Tour stage win on stage 11.
"I wish all the best for Julian Allaphippe. It's a big loss for our team. I hope he does well and he's not suffering too much. It's a pity we lose the world champion because he was in really good shape."