Stage 13 Results
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana - 5.52.35
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 0.42
3 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 0.58
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana - 1.05
5 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank - 1.32
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank - 1.56
7 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia - 2.18
8 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner - 2.28
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - 2.43
10 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 3.01

General classification after stage 13
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana - 51.41.17
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana - 1.07
3 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank - 3.01
4 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia - 4.19
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 4.40
6 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 4.51
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank - 5.09
8 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi - 6.56
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner - 7.39
10 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner - 8.41

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"Contador reigns in Vuelta's most feared day
GC challenger Sastre loses time

By Gregor Brown, with additional reporting by Bjorn Haake in Alto de l'Angliru

Alberto Contador took the stage win, the gold jersey and stardom today in the Vuelta a España with the stage win on top of Spain's most feared climb, the Alto de l'Angliru. The 25 year-old Spaniard of Team Astana dropped his competitors and rode solo for the final 3500 metres of the stage to finish ahead of Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde and Joaquím Rodríguez.

Contador's teammate, Levi Leipheimer, finished in fourth and general classification favourite Carlos Sastre finished in fifth at 1:32. With his gains, Contador took the race overall from Egoi Martínez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and leads by 1:07 over Leipheimer and 3:01 over Sastre.

"I was targeting this climb. It's the most mythical climb in Spain," said Contador following his victory. "It was a spectacle with all the fans... and I think Levi did great as well." Read more from

"It's flight of the Contador as he takes lead of Tour of Spain

ANGLIRU, Spain (AFP) - Spain's 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of Astana took the lead of the Tour of Spain after winning the 13th stage here on Saturday.

The 25-year-old finished the 209-kilometre (129.6-mile) mountain stage from San Vicente de la Barquera to Angliru in 5hr 52min 35sec, followed by compatriot Alejandro Valverde of Caisse d'Epargne in 42sec with his teammate Joaquim Rodriguez taking third at 58sec.

Contador attacked during the final five kilometres of the stage to jump from third place to the overall lead and is now 1 minute and 7sec ahead of his US teammate Levi Leipheimer who finished in fourth place." Read more from the AFP...