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Laiseka's prize

Stage 11 winner Roberto Laiseka didn't just win a bunch of flowers, a trophy, some euros and a couple of kisses on the podium yesterday - he also received a book. In fact, all the stage winners in this year's Vuelta are given books from the Spanish Editors Guild, with the aim of promoting reading habits among cycling fans.

Laiseka can spend the rest day curled up with La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba), which was written by García Lorca shortly before he was shot in August 1936. The play tells of a family of women who lock themselves away to mourn for their dead father figure. It is full of conflicting emotions such as authority and freedom, reality and desire, and repression and rebellion.

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