Frenchman Warren Barguil earned a second Vuelta the Espana stage in 4 days as race innovator Vincenzo Nibali’s advantage was cut to 28 secs.

Argos-Shimano’s Barguil, 21, held on to take the 146. 8km phase in a photo complete through Sky’s Rigoberto Uran.

Nibali, twenty-eight, struggled about the climb to the conclusion and his guide was reduced by 22 seconds with five stages still left.

The actual Italian Astana rider’s closest rival, American Bob Horner, broke away from him with regarding 3km leftover.

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde continues to be in third place overall but he also obtained time on Nibali and it is now just one minute 14 secs behind the Giro d’Italia winner.

Consequence of Stage 16:

one Warren Barguil (France/Argos) 3: 43: 31″

2 . Rigoberto Uran (Colombia/Team Sky) mean time

3. Bartosz Huzarski (Poland/NetApp) +3″

four. Dominik Nerz (Germany/BMC Racing) +8″

five. Jose Herrada (Spain/Movistar) +20″

six. Mickael Cherel (France/AG2R) +37″

6. Maciej Paterski (Poland/Cannondale)

eight. Øvrige Cardoso (Portugal/Caja Rural) +40″

9. Amets Txurruka (Spain/Caja Rural) +42″

10. Bob Sorensen (Denmark/Saxo : Tinkoff) +45″

Overall standings after Stage 16:

one Vincenzo Nibali (Italy/Astana) sixty four: 06: 01″

2 . Bob Horner (US/RadioShack) +28″

3. Alejandro Valverde (Spain/Movistar) plus1: 14″

four. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain/Katusha) +2: 29″

five. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy/AG2R) +3: 38″

six. Nicolas Roche (Ireland/Saxo-Tinkoff) +3: 43″

6. Thibaut Pinot (France/FDJ. fr) +4: 37″

eight. Leopold Koenig (Czech Republic/NetApp) +6: 17″

9. Samuel Sanchez (Spain/Euskaltel) +7: 33″

10. Tanel Kangert (Estonia/Astana) +9: 21″