2010 Vuelta España – Stage 16 – Schleck Moves

Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) has won the dramatic 16th stage to claim his first major win of his young professional career. For the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, no site could be more sweet than having their orange-clad rider cross the line in first place after losing both the race leader, Igor Anton, and super domestic Egoi Martinez in Saturday’s brutal crash. Fränk Schleck also made a big move today, finishing second and vaulting himself up the overall into 4th. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Joaquin Rodriguez took back the Red jersey from Vincenzo Nibali and now holds a 33 second advantage through tomorrows rest day and into Tuesday’s individual TT.

Stage 16 Top Three
1. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel)_______4:51:59
2. Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank)___+1:06
3. Kevin De Weert (Quickstep)__+1:08

Stage 16 Top Ten
1. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel)_________4:51:59
2. Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank)_____+1:06
3. Kevin De Weert (Quickstep)____+1:08
4. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha)___+1:22
5. Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse)____+1:32″
6. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo)__+1:40″
7. David Garcia (Xacobeo)_______+1:42″
8. Nicholas Roche (AG2R)________+1:44″
9. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)_______+1:50″
10. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)_____+1:59″

For full stage 16 results visit La Vuelta

GC Top Ten after 16 Stages
1. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha)_____70:24:39
2. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)_______+:33″
3. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo)___+:53’’
4. Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank)______+2:16″
5. Nicholas Roche (AG2R)_________+3:01″
6. Peter Velits (HTC)____________+4:27″
7. Tom Danielson (Garmin)________+4:29″
8. Xavier Tondo (Cervelo)________+4:43″
9. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)________+4:53″
10. David Garcia (Xacobeo)_______+6:23″

For Full GC Standings after 16 Stages visit La Vuelta

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