The peloton finished nearly 34 minutes down on the breakaway, with some riders laughing as they crossed the line. Vuelta pundits, however,
The Spanish grand tour has only twice started outside of Spain, in 1997 and 2009.
Esteban Chaves was fourth overall entering Friday's stage 13 at the Spanish grand tour.
On a hilly transition stage in the Vuelta, Team Sky make life a little harder for race leader Nairo Quintana and his Movistar team.
The American GC rider is helping his BMC Racing teammates and hunting for stage wins at the Spanish grand tour.
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Chris Froome is finding his legs, building momentum, and gradually reeling back time on Vuelta a Espana race leader Nairo Quintana.
Andrew Talansky has crept up to 11th overall after stage 11, saying that the final week of the race should suit his strengths.
Tinkoff's race director tells VeloNews Alberto Contador is still racing to win the Vuelta despite being 2:54 back.
Power meters create a controlled race and should not be allowed, the pair said at the Vuelta.