GROSSGLOCKNER, Austria (AP) — Jose Rujano of Venezuela won the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, narrowly beating overall leader Alberto Contador to the line.
The pair came in together in four hours, 45 minutes and 54 seconds after starting the day in Spilimbergo.
Contador’s second-place finish was enough to extend his overall lead to 3 minutes and 9 seconds against Vincenzo Nibali.
Contador and Rujano broke for the front with less than six miles to go. They took turns with the lead in the final 7,000-foot climb to Grossglockner before Contador relaxed and allowed his competitor to cross the line first.