The Astana rider remains 3 seconds out of first place at the Spanish grand tour entering Friday's stage 19.
Joaquim Rodríguez has a hard fight to keep his podium spot in the Vuelta a España, as another grand tour win slips through his grasp.
Danger lurks in the Vuelta's closing days as Dumoulin clings to a three-second lead and climbers Aru and Rodriguez vow to attack.
After failing to distance Dumoulin in the mountains, Joaquim Rodriguez needs the time trial of his life to keep the Vuelta lead.
Rodriguez slipped into the Vuelta's leader's jersey in stage 16, but Dumoulin's GC hopes are still alive as Wednesday's time trial looms
Fränk Schleck takes his first career Vuelta stage win as the strongest rider from the break, while Rodríguez rides into the GC lead
Katusha's Mr. Consistent says he's in an ideal position to win the Vuelta, but he's not betting the ranch on it yet
Movistar bosses the bunch through stage 15 only to see Katusha's Rodriguez leap to the stage win and threaten to seize the red jersey
Four upcoming stages at the Vuelta a Espana will most likely decide who wins the overall title. Andrew Hood previews the action.
With Contador, Valverde, and Rodríguez near the end of their careers, Mikel Landa could be the next Spanish rider to carry the torch.