Alexa

Haedo takes advantage of confusion for Vuelta win

Haedo takes advantage of confusion for Vuelta win

Argentine cyclist Juan Jose Haedo took advantage of a chaotic finish to win the 16th stage of the Spanish Vuelta as Juanjo Cobo increased his overall lead going into the final week of racing.
As the peloton descended on a roundabout at the end of the 181-kilometer leg, Haedo swerved left around it as the leaders wrongly went right to win in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 56 seconds.
Cobo finished two seconds behind Haedo in 10th while closest challenger Christopher Froome was four seconds behind in 13th. British teammate Bradley Wiggins trailed by seven seconds in 22nd.
Cobo, who took over the leader's red jersey by winning the 15th stage on the mountain pass of Alto De L'Angliru, leads Sky pair Froome and Wiggins by 22 and 51 seconds, respectively.