Aru is a bit short of winning! In the penultimate stage, Vuelta raised the lead

The winner of the bike Vuelta will probably become the Italian Fabio Aru. He decided on his triumph in today’s penultimate stage with four ascents of the first category. Tom Dumounin, the former leader of the Netherlands, defeated for almost four minutes and jumped to the top of the overall ranking. He has more than a minute’s lead over Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez. Dumoulin fell to the sixth place.

The hero of today’s stage has become Spaniard Rubén Plaza. He soon attacked and more than a hundred-kilometer solo reached the winning end. The goal in Cercedille has passed with a lead of minutes and seven seconds ahead of the Portuguese José Goncalves.

The fight for the red jersey took place for more than three minutes as a refugee.Twenty-five-year-old Aru, supported by the Astana stable, who lost the disqualified Vincenza Nibali at the start of the three-week race, attacked the third of the four cradles. The elite timekeeper, Dumoulin in the hills was not enough and eventually did not hold on to the podium.

Aru ranks second in the Giru d’Italia in the spring. “This victory is the work of my team colleagues, not only mine, they were a phenomenal Vuelta,” he said at the finish.

On the contrary, Dumoulin’s dream of a red jerk melted away. “I will be proud tomorrow, but today it’s just a disappointment.I was just empty, not my feet, “he remarked.

On Sunday, the final stage is in Madrid, but it should not change anything in the overall ranking.

Vuelta – 20th Stage San Lorenzo de El Escorial – Cercedilla (181 km):
1. Plaza (Spain / Lampre) 4:37:05, 2. Goncalves (Português / Caja Rural ) -1: 07, 3. De Marchi (It./BMC) -1: 08, 4. Sicard (Fr./Europcar) -1: 29, 5. Moinard (Fr./BMC) ./Etixx-Quick-Step), 7. Henao (Col./Sky) all -1: 30, 8. Elissonde (Fr./FDJ) -1: 35, 9. Montaguti (It./AG2R) -1: 43, 10. Moser (It./Cannondale) -2: 40.

Running order: 1. Aru (It./Astana) 83:01:40, 2. Rodríguez (Sp. / Kathusha) -1: 17, 3.Maja (Pol./Tinkoff-Saxo) -1: 29, 4. Quintana (Col./Movistar) -2: 02, 5. Chaves (Kol./Orica) -3: 30, 6. Dumoulin (Niz./Giant ) -3: 46, 7. Valverde (Spain / Movistar) -7: 10, 8. Nieve (Spanish / Sky) -7: 26, 9. Moreno (Spain / Katyusha) Meintjes (JAR / MTN) -10: 46.