Rodriguez strengthens Vuelta lead as Froome keeps hold of fourth

Dario Cataldo wins, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 16

Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 16 photo gallery by Graham Watson>>

On one of the steepest mountain finishes in Grand Tour history, Vuelta leader Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) held firm against a barrage of attacks from rival Alberto Contador to take another step towards Vuelta glory.

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