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Vuelta a España - Rincón de Soto - Burgos

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  1. - Hushovd comes behind Cavendish and Daniele Bennati comesin third.

  2. 0km - Another stage claimed for Mark Cavendish.

  3. 2km - The pack catches Terpsta, and Quick Step look determined to claim this stage.

  4. 4km - Terpstra is leading the peloton now by about five seconds as the rest of the breakaway are caught.

  5. 5km - Terpstra is now motoring out in front as he decides to leave the escapees and power on by himself. It looks set to be a very close finish with under 10 seconds of a gap.

  6. 6km - Just like yesterday, the Garmin team is really working hard in the final stages. The gap is only 17 seconds now.

  7. 10km - The front runners are helping eachother out in an attempt to hold off the pack as we reach the final 10km with a 43 second gap.

  8. 13km - We head into the final stretch of the race. With just 13km remaining, the peloton have reduced the differance to just 49 seconds.

  9. 17km - The escapees are holding out with a lead that stands at 1:07, but the clock is always counting away.

  10. 24km - Niki Terpstra wins the second intermediate sprint ahead of Denis Galimzyanov and Olivier Kaisen.

  11. 25km - Alexandr Kolobnev requires medical attention.

  12. 25km - HTC-Columbia riders are working hard to close the gap, which currently stands at 1:39.

  13. 27km - 1:54 as they head towards the final sprint of the day at Villasur de Herreros.

  14. 31km - 1:56 is the gap now, not much of a differance as they pass through Alarcia.

  15. 36km - The front runners reach the summit of the Alto de Valmala, and it will be virtually a down hill race from here on in.

  16. 38km - 1:58 as the cyclists battle agains the 5% gradient along a 4km stretch.

  17. 42km - Garmin and Quick Step are leading the peloton and the gap is 2:16 as they near the second climb of the day: the Alto de Valmala.

  18. 45km - The peloton have cut the lead by over a minute as they ride through Pradoluengo. The advantage is 2:46.

  19. 50km - Christophe le Mevel has also suffered a flat tyre.

  20. 51km - David Garcia da Pena has suffered a flat tyre.

  21. 51km - Davind Moncoutie holds onto the mountain's jersey as the advantage stretches further to 3:50.

  22. 58km - The rest of the breakaway follows soon after, and the gap is up to 3:34 as the pack still negotiates the 5.9km climb.

  23. 59km - Allan Davis is the first to make it over the Alto de Pradilla, followed by Manuele Mori with Olivier Kaisen after him.

  24. 61km - The escapees are making their way towards the top of the category three summit. The advantage back up to 3:27

  25. 66km - 2:49 is the lead now as they head through Ojacastro.

  26. 69km - The gap still counting down, the peloton behind now by 3:09 and edging ever closer.

  27. 70km - The cyclists are heading towards the first climb of the day: the Alto de Pradrilla.

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  29. 80km - Here is a review of who is riding at the front: Giampaolo Cheula (Fotoon Servetto), Manuele Mori (Lampre), Allan Davis (Astana), Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma Lotto) and Niki Terpstra (Milram).

  30. 82km - The escapees leave the route of Santiago's way and the advantage is down by a few seconds to 3:52.

  31. 85km - The gap is being hacked away by the peloton. Down to 3:55 as they head towards Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

  32. 93km - The advantage now is only 5:40. The lowest it has been in the last 50km as the cyclists head away from the refeulling point.

  33. 100km - The escapees did seem to be pushing forward away from the peloton, but now the deficit is being cut ever so slightly again, as it is down to 6:16.

  34. 108km - After slowly making their way towards the breakaway, the peloton are now slipping back as the escapees now have an advantage of 6:28.

  35. 117km - 5:54 now as the peloton plough forward. They have not seemed unduly disturbed by the breakaway - and will be counting on reeling it in with only five riders to share the work in front.

  36. 123km - The lead, which ballooned to 7:32 at one stage, has been slowly ebbing away. The five riders are now just 6:09 ahead as HTC and Garmin organise the peloton.

  37. 132km - Carlos Sastre is back on his bike, and has joined the pack.

  38. 135km - Carlos Sastre has fallen off, and the advantage has reduced to 6:40.

  39. 139km - The gap between the escapees and the peloton has increased to 7:32, but it seems to be remaining steady at around this point now.

  40. 149km - The leading cyclists have now opened up a gap of 5:58.

  41. 155km - Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso needs medical attention, as the leaders extend their lead to 3:14.

  42. 160km - Allan Davis, Olivier Kaisen, Manuelle Mori, Giampolo Cheula and Niki Terpstra have the breakaway of the stage as they get out in front by 1:50.

  43. 166km - Allan Davis, Olivier Kaisen and Niki Terpstra have joined the leaders. Here is the general classification.

  44. 170km - Four riders have opened up a 10 second advantage on the pack. They are Matthieu Sprick, Remy Di Gregorio, Paul Voss, and Javier Ramirez Abeja.

  45. 174km - Hayden Roulston has pulled out of the race.

  46. 177km - The breakaway is reached by the pack almost instantly, as every one is finding it dificult to open up a gap.

  47. 178km - Seven riders form a breakaway, but the advantage is minimum.

  48. 185km - The pack is stretched out. There have been many attempts at a breakaway, but none of them have been successful. Here is a report of yesterdays action. Cavendish wins maiden stage.

  49. 188km - Yesterdays runner up, Tyler Farrar, comes firts in this sprint, with Wouter Weylandt in second, and the winner of stage 12, Mark Cavendish, in third.

  50. 190km - Theriders are only 2km away from the first intermediate sprint. No breakaway yet.

  51. 196km - Julian Dean (GARMIN-TRANSITIONS) withdraws from the race.

  52. 196km - The cyclists pass the starting line and have set off on their 196km journey, from a fair weatherd Rincon de Soto. Weather forecast.

  53. - - Welcome to the stage 13 coverage of the Vuelta a Espana, as the cyclists make their way from Rincon de Soto to Burgos.

 

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