Matthews wins stage 5 of the 2013 Vuelta a España
Australian Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) won the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday, edging out Maximiliano Ariel Recheze (Lampre) and Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in a sprint finish.
Michael Matthews of Australia won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday while Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader\’s jersey ahead of the American rider Christopher Horner.
It was the 22-year-old\’s first stage win in a major Tour.
Matthews, riding for the Orica Green Edge squad, finished ahead of Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze and Belgian Gianni Meersman in the bunch sprint that decided the hilly 177- kilometer stage from Sober to Lago de Sanabria.
After the race\’s first bunch sprint stage, Nibali continued to lead overall.
The race finishes on September 15 in Madrid.