Alberto Contador is now approaching the overall victory in Spain around. The Spaniard won the 152 km long and tough 16th stage and increased the lead to compatriot Alejandro Valverde with 1 minute and 36 seconds.
Fight during the race
Italian Gianluca Brambilla and Russian Ivan Rovnyj, was disqualified after a brawl. During a climb, they began to fight each other without getting off the bikes. They were soon removed from the race track.