Cancellara Takes ITT; Nibali Retakes Red Jersey
Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) has shown that he is ready for the world championships later this month. The four-time world time trial champion won Stage 11, the 2013 Vuelta’s only individual time trial, powering over the 38.8-km course in Tarazona in 51:00. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), the reigning world time trial champion, finished second at 0:37, and Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r-La Mondiale) finished third at 1:24. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) finished fourth at 1:25 and reclaimed the red jersey.
gave the maximum today,” he said. “This was a good test for myself that had nothing to do with my competitors and more about seeing how I’m feeling. It was both uphill and then downhill and required a good workout. I’m happy with my performance. I think I got the best out of myself today.”
Stage 12 will not change the standings. The flat, 164.2-km run from Maella to Tarragona will allow the GC riders to relax and allow the sprinters to fight for the day’s honors. Who will win? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!