Hushovd comes behind Cavendish and Daniele Bennati comesin third.
Rincón de Soto - Burgos
Vuelta a España - 10 September 2010
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Another stage claimed for Mark Cavendish.
The pack catches Terpsta, and Quick Step look determined to claim this stage.
Terpstra is leading the peloton now by about five seconds as the rest of the breakaway are caught.
Terpstra is now motoring out in front as he decides to leave the escapees and power on by himself. It looks set to be a very close finish with under 10 seconds of a gap.
Just like yesterday, the Garmin team is really working hard in the final stages. The gap is only 17 seconds now.
The front runners are helping eachother out in an attempt to hold off the pack as we reach the final 10km with a 43 second gap.
We head into the final stretch of the race. With just 13km remaining, the peloton have reduced the differance to just 49 seconds.
The escapees are holding out with a lead that stands at 1:07, but the clock is always counting away.
Niki Terpstra wins the second intermediate sprint ahead of Denis Galimzyanov and Olivier Kaisen.
Alexandr Kolobnev requires medical attention.
HTC-Columbia riders are working hard to close the gap, which currently stands at 1:39.
1:54 as they head towards the final sprint of the day at Villasur de Herreros.
1:56 is the gap now, not much of a differance as they pass through Alarcia.
The front runners reach the summit of the Alto de Valmala, and it will be virtually a down hill race from here on in.
1:58 as the cyclists battle agains the 5% gradient along a 4km stretch.
Garmin and Quick Step are leading the peloton and the gap is 2:16 as they near the second climb of the day: the Alto de Valmala.
The peloton have cut the lead by over a minute as they ride through Pradoluengo. The advantage is 2:46.
Christophe le Mevel has also suffered a flat tyre.
David Garcia da Pena has suffered a flat tyre.
Davind Moncoutie holds onto the mountain's jersey as the advantage stretches further to 3:50.
The rest of the breakaway follows soon after, and the gap is up to 3:34 as the pack still negotiates the 5.9km climb.
Allan Davis is the first to make it over the Alto de Pradilla, followed by Manuele Mori with Olivier Kaisen after him.
The escapees are making their way towards the top of the category three summit. The advantage back up to 3:27
2:49 is the lead now as they head through Ojacastro.
The gap still counting down, the peloton behind now by 3:09 and edging ever closer.
The cyclists are heading towards the first climb of the day: the Alto de Pradrilla.
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Here is a review of who is riding at the front: Giampaolo Cheula (Fotoon Servetto), Manuele Mori (Lampre), Allan Davis (Astana), Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma Lotto) and Niki Terpstra (Milram).
The escapees leave the route of Santiago's way and the advantage is down by a few seconds to 3:52.
The gap is being hacked away by the peloton. Down to 3:55 as they head towards Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
The advantage now is only 5:40. The lowest it has been in the last 50km as the cyclists head away from the refeulling point.
The escapees did seem to be pushing forward away from the peloton, but now the deficit is being cut ever so slightly again, as it is down to 6:16.
After slowly making their way towards the breakaway, the peloton are now slipping back as the escapees now have an advantage of 6:28.
5:54 now as the peloton plough forward. They have not seemed unduly disturbed by the breakaway - and will be counting on reeling it in with only five riders to share the work in front.
The lead, which ballooned to 7:32 at one stage, has been slowly ebbing away. The five riders are now just 6:09 ahead as HTC and Garmin organise the peloton.
Carlos Sastre is back on his bike, and has joined the pack.
Carlos Sastre has fallen off, and the advantage has reduced to 6:40.
The gap between the escapees and the peloton has increased to 7:32, but it seems to be remaining steady at around this point now.
The leading cyclists have now opened up a gap of 5:58.
Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso needs medical attention, as the leaders extend their lead to 3:14.
Allan Davis, Olivier Kaisen, Manuelle Mori, Giampolo Cheula and Niki Terpstra have the breakaway of the stage as they get out in front by 1:50.
Allan Davis, Olivier Kaisen and Niki Terpstra have joined the leaders. Here is the
Four riders have opened up a 10 second advantage on the pack. They are Matthieu Sprick, Remy Di Gregorio, Paul Voss, and Javier Ramirez Abeja.
Hayden Roulston has pulled out of the race.
The breakaway is reached by the pack almost instantly, as every one is finding it dificult to open up a gap.
Seven riders form a breakaway, but the advantage is minimum.
The pack is stretched out. There have been many attempts at a breakaway, but none of them have been successful. Here is a report of yesterdays action.
Yesterdays runner up, Tyler Farrar, comes firts in this sprint, with Wouter Weylandt in second, and the winner of stage 12, Mark Cavendish, in third.
Theriders are only 2km away from the first intermediate sprint. No breakaway yet.
Julian Dean (GARMIN-TRANSITIONS) withdraws from the race.
The cyclists pass the starting line and have set off on their 196km journey, from a fair weatherd Rincon de Soto.
Welcome to the stage 13 coverage of the Vuelta a Espana, as the cyclists make their way from Rincon de Soto to Burgos.