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Haedo takes advantage of confusion for Vuelta win

Updated: September 06, 2011, 12:24


Argentine cyclist Juan Jose Haedo, right, celebrates after winning the 16th  stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race that finished in Haro, northern Spain, Tuesday Sept, 6 2011.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

HARO, Spain (AP) Juan Jose Haedo took advantage of a chaotic finish to win the 16th stage of the Spanish Vuelta and Juanjo Cobo increased his overall lead going into the final week of racing.

The Argentine swerved left around a roundabout near the end of the 112.5-mile leg where the leaders had wrongly gone right, earning the victory in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 56 seconds.

Cobo finished 2 seconds behind Haedo in 10th, while closest challenger Christopher Froome was 4 seconds behind in 13th. British teammate Bradley Wiggins trailed by 7 seconds in 22nd.

Cobo leads Sky riders Froome and Wiggins by 22 and 51 seconds, respectively. He took over the leader's red jersey by winning the 15th stage on the mountain pass of Alto De L'Angliru.

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