Oliveira of Portugal wins 13th Vuelta stage, Aru keeps lead

TARAZONA, Spain (AP) — Nelson Oliveira of Portugal sped away to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Fabio Aru kept his lead before the Grand Tour enters three straight days in the mountains.

Oliveira broke free from an escape group of 24 riders with around 20 kilometers (12 miles) to go on the hilly 178-kilometer (110-mile) ride from Calatayud to Tarazona. The Lampre-Merida rider had time to slow down, zip up his maillot, and bow to the crowd as he crossed a minute ahead of the chasing pack.

Aru finished in the peloton with the remaining main rivals following the expulsion of Astana teammate Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome’s withdrawal due to a broken foot.

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez remained in second place at 27 seconds behind the Italian leader.