Barguil Takes Stage 13 of Vuelta

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09/7/2013| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Team Argos-Shimano's Warren Barguil on his way to victory in Vuelta a Espana 2013 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Barguil Takes Stage 13 of Vuelta

Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) has won Stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana 2013. The 21-year-old neopro surged away from a nine-man break in the last km to win the rugged, 169-km ride from Valls to Castelldefels. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale) outsprinted Bauke Mollema (Belkin) for second at 0:07. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) remains the red jersey.

if that was not my biggest goal in this Vuelta it was a pity to lose this overall position. But the rest day came at the right moment and since then I have felt better and better.

"We knew that today was a good opportunity for a breakaway, so I saved my energy and I still felt really good in the finale. I knew it suited me very well and I waited for the right moment to attack and I did it. Unbelievable.

"I am happy that I can confirm my talent with this victory, given I had some problems with my back in the beginning of the season. But the team gave me all their trust and guidance to work towards this race without any pressure or expectations. It is great how they support me and help me to develop as a rider."

In the overall, Nibali leads Nicolas Roche (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff) by 0:31 and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 0:46. Stage 14 will be a standing shaker. The 155.7-km ride from Baga to Collada de la Gallina in Andorra will take the riders over the special category Port de Envalira and the Category 2 Coll de Ordino and Alto de la Comella before concluding on the Category 1 Collada de la Gallina. The stage will be the first of three consecutive stages that could decide the 2013 Vuelta. Who will win? Who will don the red jersey? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

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