Oscar Rodriguez snatches Vuelta win while Simon Yates mounts attack

07 September 2018 05:06
• Spaniard pulls off biggest win of his cycling career• Simon Yates cuts Jesús Herrada’s lead from 3:32 to 1:42Oscar Rodriguez pulled off the biggest win of his career by snatching victory on stage 13 of the Vuelta a España, while his fellow Spaniard Jesús Herrada retained the red jersey but saw his lead significantly trimmed by Simon Yates.The 23-year-old Rodriguez is riding his first grand tour and is out of contract with Euskadi-Murias. He made his mark by freeing himself from a small breakaway group in the final stretch of the summit of the La Camperona mountain, battling against gradients of 24%. Rodriguez finished 19 seconds ahead of Rafal Majka and half a minute clear of Dylan Teuns. Related: Julian Alaphilippe charts climb through Lake District and into the green jersey Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian