The Queen Stage.
Former pro Pedro Delgado called Monday's Queen stage with four climbs a "human butcher shop."
The Spanish trio leads the leadership stalemate after today's exciting stage to Lagos de Covadonga that saw the relatively unknown, Antonio Piedra emerged as the hero. A fantastic solo win for Piedra and for his wildcard team Caja Rural.
As much as Contador keeps trying to ride away, Purito stays in his shadow with Valverde circling close by. This Vuelta is one of the most exciting editions ever.
Tomorrow is the Queen stage and by the jagged profile, will probably break the Spanish stalemate...
...it promises to be a bloody one!
Antonio Piedra... today's hero!
A brilliant win!