Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 15 of Vuelta a España as title race hots up

Just one second now separates race leader Fabio Aru and Joaquim Rodriguez in the general classification. Photos by Graham Watson

Joaquim Rodriguez wins Stage 15 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana in Comillas

(Image credit: Watson)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) took the fight to his Vuelta a España rivals on Sunday, breaking clear of the contenders' group and overall leader Fabio Aru (Astana) on the tough final climb to take stage 15 and move within one second of the red jersey.

Spaniard Rodriguez gave a performance to please the home crowd, attacking a select group of race favourites in the dying kilometres of the 176-kilometre stage, featuring a first category ascent to Sostres in the finale.

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