Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain’s Vuelta

Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain's Vuelta
Italy's Fabio Aru (centre) won his first grand tour on Sunday, after taking top spot in the Vuelta. Photo: Jaime Reina/AFP
Italy's Fabio Aru sealed his first ever Grand Tour victory as Germany's John Degenkolb finally claimed a stage win on the final day of Spain's Vuelta on Sunday.

Aru just needed to get through the 98.8km parade through the streets of Madrid unscathed after building up a 1min 17sec lead over Joaquim Rodriguez on Saturday's penultimate stage.

Rodriguez finished second to record his third podium finish in the Vuelta, but a puncture midway through the stage saw him lose out on the green points jersey to Spanish compatriot Alejandro Valverde.
   
Poland's Rafal Majka finished third.


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