Vuelta a Espana leader Jesus Herrada lives to fight another day on La Camperona

Cofidis' Spanish cyclist Jesus Herrada finishes

Another day, another Vuelta a España leader's jersey: Jesus Herrada ( Cofidis ) suffered badly on the Camperona climb but the Spaniard remains on top of the overall classification for at least one more stage. Herrada captured the read jersey on Friday after taking part in a long-distance breakaway, opening up an advantage of 3:22 on the previous Vuelta leader, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Dropped three kilometres from the summit of La Camperona, Herrada ceded almost exactly half of his advantage to the Briton on Saturday's stage. But despite suffering from a cold, the Spaniard, 44th on the line, remains in the lead - and adamant he will go on fighting to stay there. "I tried to get in the break again early on, but it wouldn't have worked out this time, they [the main GC teams] wouldn't have let it go" Herrada said afterwards. "I knew I'd lose time, but ...

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