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Herrada’s lead cut in half in Vuelta as Oscar Rodriguez takes stage 13

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Oscar Rodriguez wins stage 13 vuelta a espana 2018

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) cut in half Jesus Herrada’s Vuelta a Espana lead in a 13th stage won by Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias).

Rodriguez dominated the difficult climb up La Camperona to clinch the victory in the 175-kilometer stage from Carreno to Sabero in northwestern Spain.

The Spaniard broke away in the final kilometer to cross the line 19 seconds in front of Rafal Majka and 30 seconds ahead of Dylan Teuns.

“I can’t believe I’ve taken a professional win, let alone a stage at the Vuelta,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t believe I was going to win until the very end, and I still can’t believe it.”

Herrada’s lead of more than three minutes – which he earned on Thursday – was cut to 1 minute, 42 seconds, after a great mountain charge by Yates.

Nairo Quintana had an even better run up the mountain and was the first contender to reach the finish, moving into second place overall, eight seconds behind Yates. Alejandro Valverde dropped to fourth overall, 12 seconds behind Yates.

Riders will face another demanding mountain stage on Saturday, a 171-kilometer (106-mile) ride from Cistierna to Nava.

Vuelta a Espana 2018 – stage 13 results (Candás. Carreño – La Camperona):

1Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias)

4:17:05

2Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+19”

3Dylan Teuns (BMC)

+30”

4Bjorg Lambrecht (Lotto Soudal)

+38”

5Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

+43”

6Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data)

+01’00”

7Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+01’12”

8Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)

+01’21”

9Edward Ravasi (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’25”

10Benjamin King (Dimension Data)

+01’27”

11Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

+01’32”

12Sergio Henao (Team Sky)

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13Joey Rosskopf (BMC)

+01’39”

14Sander Armee (Lotto Soudal)

+01’43”

15Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias)

+01’46”

16Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’55”

17Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

+02’09”

18Cristian Rodriguez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

+02’13”

19Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)

+02’16”

20Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+02’32”

 

General classification after stage 13:

1Jesus Herrada (Cofidis)

54:50:19

2Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

+01’42”

3Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

+01’50”

4Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+01’54”

5Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

+02’23”

6Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac)

+02’33”

7Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida)

+02’35”

8Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)

+02’40”

9Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo)

+02’44”

10Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+02’47”

11Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’00”

12David De La Cruz (Team Sky)

+03’34”

13Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

+03’51”

14George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo)

+03’53”

15Benjamin King (Dimension Data)

+04’10”

16Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

+04’13”

17Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

+04’19”

18Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+04’45”

19Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+05’02”

20Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo)

+05’26”