Fabio Aru wins Vuelta stage 11, Chris Froome stays in contention

Highly-rated Astana youngster solos to take the victory, while Froome produces plucky display to finish with rivals.

Fabio Aru wins stage eleven of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Italian Fabio Aru (Astana) claimed a memorable mountain-top victory as he broke away from his GC rivals with a kilometre to go to win stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana at Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar this afternoon.

Aru added this stage victory to one from the Giro earlier in the year, and had a winning margin of just six seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Joaquin Rodriquez (Katusha) race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Team Sky’s Chris Froome and Rigoberto Uran (Omega-Pharma – Quick-Step) across the line.

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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.