Dumoulin extends Vuelta lead, Gouegard wins 19th stage

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ÁVILA, Spain: France’s Alexis Gouegard won the 19th stage of Spain’s Vuelta on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as Dutchman Tom Dumoulin extended his lead over Fabio Aru to six seconds. Gouegard was part of a 24-man breakaway that built up an unassailable lead over the peloton before attacking 22km from the line to take the 185.8km stage from Medina del Campo to Avila ahead Portugal’s Nelson Oliveira and Belgian Maxime Monfort in a time of 4 hours, 19minutes and 20 seconds. The leading contenders were still 15km from the line when Gouegard finished, but Dumoulin managed to eek out another three seconds on Aru in the final kilometer to add to his three-second overnight lead.

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