Vuelta a Espana 2011 stage 11 photo gallery by Graham Watson>>
David Moncoutié (Cofidis) won the eleventh stage of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana at the top of the Manzaneda, finishing 1-18 ahead of former breakaway companions Benat Intxausti (Movistar) and Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank).
The veteran French rider escaped a nineteen-rider break at the climb's foot with ten kilometres to go.
Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) leapfrogged Chris Froome to take over the Vuelta race lead.
He helped to chase a stinging Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) attack 1,300 metres from the finish and finished in a dozen-strong group of favourites.
Race leader Froome was distanced with three kilometres to go after driving the pace for Wiggins on the last half of the climb, and sits second overall after losing 27 seconds.
Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek), who was sat second, between the British pair at the start of the day, finished with Froome, missing an opportunity to regain the leader's jersey.
Rodriguez gained seven seconds on Wiggins and the other favourites with his late move.
Tomorrow's twelfth stage is a predominantly-flat 167.3km run from Ponteareas to Pontevedra.
Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 11: Verín to Estación de Esquí Alto de la Manzaneda, 167km
1. David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis in 4-38-00
2. Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar at 1-18
3. Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank at 1-18
4. Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing at 1-36
5. Sergio Paulinho (Por) RadioShack at 1-43
6. Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale at 2-29
7. Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2-29
8. Aitor Perez (Spa) Lampre-ISD at 2-55
9. Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha at 3-01
10. Vicente Bernabeu (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada at 3-08
13. Bradley Wiggins (GB) Sky at 3-08
22. Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Cervelo at 3-08
26. Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2r La Mondiale at 3-31
34. Chris Froome (GB) Sky at 3-35
144. Ian Stannard (GB) Sky at 23-00
Overall classification after stage 11
1. Bradley Wiggins (GB) Sky
2. Chris Froome (GB) Sjy at 7 secs
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale at 11 secs
4. Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana at 14 secs
5. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard-Trek at 19 secs
6. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank at 47 secs
7. Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard-Trek at 1-06
8. Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Geox-TMC at 1-27
9. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) RadioShack at 1-53
10. Janez Brajkovic (Slo) RadioShack at 2-00
18. Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2r La Mondiale at 3-50
23. Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Cervelo at 4-38
149. Ian Stannard (GB) Sky 1-59-29
Luis Leon Sanchez (left) and Stuart O'Grady in the escape
Chris Froome leads Bradley Wiggins
David Moncoutie goes solo
Bradley Wiggins heads the chase
David Moncoutie takes the win
Bradley Wiggins in the race lead
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: Stage reports
Stage 10: Brit Froome moves into overall Vuelta lead after time trial
Stage nine: Martin wins as Wiggins moves further up GC
Stage eight: Rodriguez wins again to take overall lead
Stage seven: Kittel wins chaotic bunch sprint
Stage six: Sagan takes Vuelta stage win in controversial circumstances
Stage five: Rodriguez takes second win for Katusha but Chavanel holds on
Stage four: Moreno wins first mountain skirmish at Sierra Nevada
Stage three: Lastras solos to stage and takes red jersey
Stage two: Sutton grabs stage win to set things right for Sky
Stage one: Leopard-Trek win opening TTT to put Fuglsang in front
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