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Vuelta Stage 13: Daniel Navarro wins stage, Alberto Contador keeps race lead

No change on general classification after Alejandro Valverde misses out on bonus seconds

Cofidis rider Daniel Navarro has won Stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana at Parque de Cabárceno in Cantabria, with Katusha’s Daniel Moreno second and Wilco Keldermann of Belkin third.

Alejandro Valverde of Movistar finished fourth, out of the bonus seconds – earlier, he’d been pipped to a time bonus at the intermediate sprint too – and the top of the general classification remains unchanged with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador keeping the race leader’s red jersey.

Navarro, who comes from the next door region of Asturias, where the race heads in the coming days, got away late on in the 188.7km stage from Belorado with Giancluca Brambilla of Omega Pharma-Quick Step and held on to take what is the biggest win of his career.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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