Daniel Moreno takes Vuelta a Espana stage nine and race lead

Daniel Moreno attacks, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage nine

Local man Daniel Moreno (Katusha) scooped the stage win on the tough final ramp in Valdepeñas de Jaén on Sunday to sensationally take the Vuelta a Espana overall lead.

Moreno needed to win the stage and finish seven seconds ahead of overnight leader Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) to top the table. Agonisingly for the Irishman, Moreno finished eight seconds ahead to snatch the red leader's jersey.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.