Saturday 23 September 2017

Nicolas Roche remains in second after stage 13

Nicolas Roche of Ireland
Nicolas Roche of Ireland

France's Warren Barguil took a solo win on stage 13 of the Tour of Spain today and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy remained the overall leader ahead of Nicolas Roche in second.

Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini finished second on the hilly 169-km stage from Valls to Castelldefels seven seconds back, with Dutchman Bauke Mollema in third.

Roche finished today's stage in 17th position 2:43 behind the stage winner.

With the Vuelta heading into the Pyrenees tomorrow for the first of three stages, Nibali leads Ireland's Nicolas Roche by 31 seconds overall with Spain's Alejandro Valverde third.

"We're moving into the decisive part of the race now and it's impossible the general classification won't change in these hard mountain stages. It's not going to be easy, that's for sure," Nibali told reporters.

*Read his Vuelta diary in the Irsih Independent tomorrow

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