Cycling: Wiggins takes lead in the Tour of Spain
Thursday 01 September 2011
Bradley Wiggins claimed the overall lead in the Tour of Spain yesterday after David Moncoutie won a mountain finish to take the 11th stage.
Moncoutie broke away 13km from the end of the 167km (104-mile) leg and the Frenchman reached the finish at the Manzaneda ski resort 1min 18sec ahead of Benat Intxausti and Luis Leon Sanchez. The Cofidis cyclist clocked 4hr 38min for his fourth career Vuelta stage victory.
Wiggins' grit carried him into the overall lead as the Briton finished 3:08 behind Moncoutie in 13th. Wiggins, who sustained a broken collarbone at the Tour de France, took the leader's red jersey from Sky team-mate Christopher Froome, who is seven seconds behind in second place.
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