Conti wins Vuelta 13th stage as peloton ambles

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URDAX, Spain: Italy’s Valerio Conti won the longest stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as the main favorites enjoyed a leisurely ride in the sun. The 213.4km course from Bilbao to Urdax near the French border was dominated by a 12-strong breakaway, with Conti pulling clear in the final 20km to come home alone. Colombia’s Nairo Quintana retained the race leader’s red jersey ahead of Tour de France winner Chris Froome, who is at 54 seconds. Swiss Danilo Wyss won the sprint for second ahead of Russia’s Sergey Lagutin, 55 seconds behind the stage winner.

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