Oscar Rodriguez takes surprise victory on Vuelta a España stage 13 as Herrada holds lead

Simon Yates and Nairo Quintana go on the attack on summit finish

Oscar Rodriguez wins stage 13 of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias) was the unexpected winner of the Vuelta a España stage 13, take victory ahead of WorldTour riders Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) on the summit finish to Alto La Camperona.

The Spaniard had been part of the day's huge breakaway group, and was able to bridge across to Majka and Teuns who had attacked on the steep final climb. As he reached them, he barely hesitated as he continued his pace and immediately gapped the pair in the final kilometre.

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Richard Windsor

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