Wiggins holds on to Vuelta lead in style on La Farrapona

Bradley Wiggins, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 13

Bradley Wiggins remains in the lead of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana for a fourth straight day after he and Sky team-mate Chris Froome made a ferociously strong defence of his top spot, whilst Froome is back in second overall.

The stage worked out almost perfectly for Wiggins and Froome, who gained time on all their immediate rivals, barring Bauke Mollema (Rabobank), who is now third at 36 seconds, and Juan Jose Cobo (Geox), who climbed four places to fourth overall and is now the big Spanish favourite, just 55 seconds back.

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