August 23 2012 | Print Print Page
Rodriguez increases the lead
Joaquim Rodriguez has won the sixth stage of the Vuelta a EspaƱa. With his victory the Spaniard of Katusha increased his lead in the general classification. On the final climb of the 175.4 kilometer long stage from Tarazona to Jaca Purito took off and left some of the other favorites behind.

Christopher Froome was the one who could stay the closest to Rodriguez. He lost five seconds. Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador finished third and fourth, and lost ten and eighteen seconds. Because of the bonus seconds at the finish Rodriguez increased his lead some more.

In the GC Rodriguez now has ten seconds on Froome, 35 Contador and 43 on Rigoberto Uran.