Vuelta Stage 11: Astana record 1-2 as Aru seizes red

Known for its blue skies, verdant mountains and crystalline lakes, Andorra may seem like an Alpine haven. But it certainly wasn’t so today at the Vuelta a España. For one day only the tiny Alpine country mutated into a temporal hell, with the peloton forced to grind their way up six leg-burning climbs under leaden clouds. It was Astana who emerged from the struggle the strongest, with Mikel Landa winning the stage from his teammate and new overall leader Fabio Aru.
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