Vuelta a España: Vandewalle powers on with broken rib

Kristof Vandewalle (Trek Factory Racing) put the pain of a broken rib to one side, animating stage 15 of the Vuelta a España as one of the five breakaway riders of the day. The Belgian was swallowed up, but not before a brief fight, and spat out by a select GC group that overtook him on the final climb to Lagos de Covadonga but rallied to finish the stage in 15th place.

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