Vuelta stage 13 for Navarro

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OBREGON, Spain (AP) — Daniel Navarro of Spain surged forward and hung on to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race, while countryman Alberto Contador kept the overall leader’s red jersey today.

Navarro finished the 189-kilometre (117-mile) mountainous ride from Belorado to Obregon two seconds ahead of Daniel Moreno and Wilco Kelderman.

Contador fended off several charges by Alejandro Valverde to retain a 20-second overall lead. Rigoberto Uran remained in third, 1:08 minutes behind, and Chris Froome was still 1:20 behind in fourth.

The 14th stage tomorrow is a 201-kilometre (125-mile) mountainous ride from Santander to La Camperona, featuring two category-one ascents.

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