Change on the head of Vuelta. Rodriguez defeats Arua and sees for a second

Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodríguez has become the new leader of Vuelta after the busy 16th stage with seven top prizes. Katharina’s team defeated Fabia Arua from Italy’s final crash and only a second away from a red jersey. After 184 kilometers of hilly terrain, Lucian Fränk Schleck was victorious, and he ended up with a solo escape . The other was Kolombijec Rodolfo Torres with a break of 1:10 minutes, the third ended Italian Moreno Moser.

“I came here to try a decent overall placement, but I got involved in several falls, so I had to change the plans.”In the team we talked about this stage, I knew it would fit,” said Schleck.

A group of favorites for the overall victory at the end has long drawn Spaniard Mikel Landa from the Astana team, while the biggest rivals Rodríguez and Land’s colleague Aru held in the background, just one kilometer before the finish in a steep climb to Alto Ermita de Alba, Rodríguez finally separated from his group after his Sunday triumph in the Arua’s second consecutive second.

Spanish cyclist At first Italian shuddered, Aru then managed to get closer, but the red jersey was not enough to save.Rodríguez passed the goal as the ninth overall by two seconds ahead of the Italian opponent and exchanged the order with him. Poor Rafal Majka, who heads the Purita, loses 1:35 minutes.

After free tuesday, a decisive individual time trial will be held on Wednesday in Burgos, where the fourth Tom Dumoulin. The excellent Dutch timekeeper has kept the best in the last few minutes and loses 1:51 minutes.

“It was better today than I expected, I had good legs and I did not lose the best for half a minute. Is excellent.Everything is open, “said Dumoulin, an acting bronze medalist from MS in time.

” My goals are the winners’ grades and why not to say that, even victory. I just have to hope for a great time. In the end, I have the win at Vuelta, “said Rodríguez, who finished fourth in the previous two years at home.

1 F. Schleck (Luc./Trek) 5:49:56, 2. Torres (Col./Colombia) -1: 10 3. Moser (It./Cannondale) -2: 00 4. Bennett (N. Zel. / LottoNL) -3: 00 5. Rolland (Fr. / Europcar) -3: 10, 6. Fraile (Spain / Caja Rural) -3: 30, 7. Verona (Spain / Etixx-Quick-Step) -4: 26 8. Warbasse -6: 02, 9. Rodríguez (Sp. / Kathusha) -8: 51, 10.Aru (It./Astana) -8: 53.

Continuous order:

1. Rodriguez 67:52:44, 2. Aru -1, 3. Majka (Pol./Tinkoff-Saxo) -1: 35, 4. Dumoulin (Niz./Giant) -1: 51, 5. Nieve Sky) -2: 32, 6. Chaves (Col./Orica) -2: 38, 7. Moreno (Spain / Kathusha) -2: 49, 8. Quintana (Kol./Movistar) Valverde (Spain / Movistar) -3: 58, 10. Meintjes (JAR / MTN) -5: 22.