International Cycling

Nibali maintains Vuelta lead

2013-09-08 17:56
Vincenzo Nibali (AP Photo)

French rider Alexandre Geniez of FDJ claimed victory in his homeland as the gruelling 224.9km 15th stage of the Tour of Spain from Andorra to Peyragudes crossed the border into France.

Geniez finished over three minutes ahead of Italian Michele Scarponi and Irishman Nicholas Roche in a time of 6hrs 20mins 12secs.

Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali maintained his lead in the overall classification, though, as he finished fourth alongside American Chris Horner and Spain's Alejandro Valverde who remain second and third respectively.


1. Alexandre Geniez (France / 6:20:12"
2. Michele Scarponi (Italy / Lampre) +3:02"
3. Nicolas Roche (Ireland / Saxo - Tinkoff) +3:07"
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) +3:20"
5. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar)
6. Chris Horner (U.S. / RadioShack)
7. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha)
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R)
9. Jose Herrada (Spain / Movistar) +3:23"
10. David Arroyo (Spain / Caja Rural)


1. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy / Astana) 60:20:21"
2. Chris Horner (U.S. / RadioShack) +50"
3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +1:42"
4. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) +2:57"
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) +3:43"
6. Nicolas Roche (Ireland / Saxo - Tinkoff) +3:49"
7. Thibaut Pinot (France / +4:59"
8. Leopold Koenig (Czech Republic / NetApp) +6:18"
9. Samuel Sanchez (Spain / Euskaltel) +7:46"
10. Tanel Kangert (Estonia / Astana) +9:11"

Read more on:    vincenzo nibali  |  cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.