Sicard moves into top 10 in Vuelta a Espana with strong breakaway ride

Romain Sicard (Europcar) was quietly - and rightly - satisfied with the day's gains at the Vuelta a Espana, despite finishing 16th on the line behind stage winner Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida). The Frenchman regained nearly four minutes on race leader Fabio Aru (Astana) and moved up to 10th overall on GC thanks to a successful breakaway in stage 13.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.