Joaquim Rodriguez moves into Vuelta a España lead as Frank Schleck wins stage

Fierce mountain battle on stage 16 of Vuelta a España sees Frank Schleck return to the top, and the overall race lead change hands from Fabio Aru to Joaquim Rodriguez - Photos by Graham Watson

Joaquim Rodriguez and Fabio Aru in the final 75metres of Stage 16 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana in Luarca

(Image credit: Watson)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) overturned a one-second deficit from Fabio Aru (Astana) to take the Vuelta a España race lead on Monday.

It is now Italian Aru that trails Spaniard Rodriguez by one second overall, with Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) retaining his third place overall at 1-35. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) put in a strong ride to keep his fourth spot at 1-51.

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