Wiggins makes valiant defence of Vuelta leader's jersey

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) became the number one favourite to win this year's Vuelta with a valiant defence of his leader's red jersey on stage 14 to La Farrapona Lagos de Somiedo. The Sky leader distanced all his main rivals on the gruelling mountain stage to solidify his position on GC as the likes of Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard Trek) both lost time.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.