Woods Wins Vuelta's 7th Stage, Carapaz Keeps Overall Lead
VALDEGOVA, Spain: Michael Woods prevailed in the final kilometer to win the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, with Richard Carapaz holding on to the overall leaders jersey.
Woods made his move to the front entering the final kilometer (mile) and finished four seconds in front of Omar Fraile and Alejandro Valverde after a hilly stage that took riders 159 kilometers (98 miles) from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Valdegova.
Carapaz maintained the overall lead by finishing in the peloton, which crossed the line almost a minute later. He kept an 18-second lead over Hugh Carthy, with Dan Martin and defending champion Primoz Roglic close behind. Roglic finished the stage in 19th place.
Woods, the EF Pro Cycling rider who finished second in Sundays sixth stage, was 48th in the overall standings, almost 40 minutes behind Carapaz. He was the seventh different stage winner at the Vuelta this year.
Monday was the Vueltas first rest day.
On Wednesday, riders will face a mountain stage of 164 kilometers (102 miles) from Logroo to the Alto de Moncalvillo.
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