Michael Morkov wins Vuelta 6th stage, Nibali leads


CACERES, Spain (AP) — Michael Morkov of Denmark won the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta after catching Tony Martin in the final miles, while Vincenzo Nibali maintained the overall lead on Thursday.

Martin, the world time trial champion, broke away near the start of the 108-mile ride from Guijuelo to Caceres and held off the peloton until the final sprint.

The 28-year-old Morkov, riding for SaxoBank-Tinkoff, finished with a winning time of 3 hours, 54 minutes, 15 seconds.

Nibali kept the red leader's jersey for Friday's seventh stage, a second consecutive flat ride favoring sprinters that will stretch 128 miles from Almendralejo to Mairena del Alijarafe in southern Spain.

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