Rodriguez wins on Mirador de Ézaro at Vuelta

LEG LUBE: Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) secured his second stage win in this year’s Vuelta a España with a trademark acceleration atop the Mirador de Ézaro on stage 12, dropping all of his rivals to increase his buffer to 13 seconds in the overall battle. Rodriguez and Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) distanced Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Sky) on the lethally steep final climb but in the final 200 meters Rodriguez kicked for the line, leaving a stranded Contador to hold on for second place. The Katusha captain now leads the race by 13 seconds from Contador, with Froome in third, 51 seconds adrift. Read the whole article at:

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