Fabio Aru wins stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana

Sky's Chris Froome moves to second overall

Fabio Aru wins stage eighteen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome moved from third to second overall after stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana today, won by Fabio Aru.

Froome (Sky) finished runner-up to Aru (Astana) on the featured uphill finish with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) rounding out the podium. The Sky leader collected time bonuses during and at the end of the stage to lessen the gap to race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), who he now trails by one minute and 19 seconds.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.