Henao makes the break at La Vuelta

07 Sep 2018

Henao makes the break at La Vuelta

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Sergio Henao came home 12th on stage 13 at the Vuelta a Espana following a hard-fought day in the breakaway.

The Colombian was part of a large 32-man move which blew apart on the brutally tough slopes of the Alto de la Camperona. Narrowly missing out on a top-10 finish, he came home one minute and 32 seconds back on solo stage victor Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias).
 
The 174.8km test once again saw a race within a race, with David de la Cruz coming home in a fractured group of general classification contenders. The Spaniard rose one place overall to 12th following the stage and sits 3:34 back on the race lead. Michal Kwiatkowski battled hard to limit his losses on gradients up to 24 percent and now sits 19th overall.
 
The red jersey still belongs to Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), who held on despite seeing his race lead trimmed to nearest challengers Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).
 
The breakaway stayed clear despite a big effort from Movistar. The team started riding on the climb of the Puerto de Tarna in a bid to make the race harder and trim the gap down from almost 10 minutes.
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Stage 13 result:

1. Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias) 4:17:05
2. Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) +19"
3. Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) +30"
4. Bjorn Lambrecht (Lotto Soudal) +38"
5. Laurens de Plus (Quick-Step Floors) +43"
12. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) +1:32"

Overall standings:

1. Jesus Herrada  (Cofidis) 54:50:19
2. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) +1'42''
3. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) +1'50''
4. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) +1'54''
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) +2'23''
12. David de la Cruz (Team Sky) +3:34"
19. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) +5:02"

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