The peloton in the Vuelta a España is ready for the tough thirteenth stage on Friday. The mountain stage covers more than 166 kilometers between Bilbao and Los Machucos. Follow it live here.

Good afternoon and welcome to the Vuelta a España live blog. I (Jeroen van Barneveld) will keep you informed of the operations in the thirteenth stage in this Spanish stage race.

  • Vuelta a España
  • Thirteenth stage
  • Mountain ride
  • Start at 12.58 p.m.
  • Roglic classification leader

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Vuelta a España · 3 minutes ago

Hilarious images from Spain. The peloton is on time during the neutralization of the thirteenth stage through the stadium of the football club Athletic Bilbao. A rider enters the field for a moment, walks to the penalty spot and places a penalty.

😲 @AthleticClub 🙌 # LaVuelta19

Avatar Author La Vuelta Time of places 13: 01 - 6 September 2019

Vuelta a España · 12 minutes ago

Still 166.4 km - The race director of the Vuelta waves his flag. The heavy ride to Los Machucos is on its way.

Vuelta a España · 27 minutes ago

The Vuelta lives in Bilbao, the starting place of this thirteenth stage.

🙌 Eskerrik asko, Bilbao! # LaVuelta19

Avatar Author La Vuelta Moment of Places 12: 44 - September 6, 2019

Vuelta a España · 33 minutes ago

Does the thirteenth stage finally offer the necessary fireworks in the Vuelta a España? The question above all this ride is: who is attacking the red jersey of the sovereign Primoz Roglic of the Dutch Jumbo-Visma? The starting signal sounds in Bilbao at 12.58 pm.

Vuelta a España · 43 minutes ago

Former winner Aru leaves in Vuelta
Fabio Aru does not start anymore in the thirteenth stage in the Vuelta a España. The Italian is tired and sees no benefit in a further sequel. Aru is quite disappointing in Spain. The former winner of this big round occupied 54th place in the general classification.

Vuelta a España · 3 hours ago

This is the cross section of Los Machucos, the monster final climb of today's Vuelta stage.

# LaVuelta19 - Final climb

Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of Places 9: 12 - 6 September 2019

Vuelta a España · 5 hours ago

This is the top ten of the general classification at the start of the thirteenth stage of the Vuelta a España.

  • Primoz Roglic - 44.52.08
  • Alejandro Valverde + 1.52
  • Miguel Ángel López + 2.11
  • Nairo Quintana + 3.00
  • Tadej Pogacar + 3.05
  • Chris Hagen + 4.59
  • Rafael Majka + 5.42
  • Nicolas Edet + 5.49
  • Dylan Theuns + 6.07
  • Wilco Kelderman + 6.25
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