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Vuelta Stage 9: Post-Stage Thread

Vuelta-post_medium Very fun finale today, as the main contenders went head-to-head on the road, with Alejandro Valverde winning the GC battle on a technicality (bonus seconds) though Cadel Evans matched him stroke for stroke prior to the sprint. Ivan Basso seemed equal to the task and Bobo Gesink showed up just in time to make hash of the sprint. Gustavo Cesar survived the early escape to take the win, with Marco Marzano second. Results:


  1. Gustavo Cesar Veloso, Xacobeo Galicia
  2. Marco Marzano, Lampre, at 0.21
  3. Alejandro Valverde, CdE, at 0.40
  4. David de la Fuente, Fuji-Servetto, at 0.41
  5. Robert Gesink, Rabobank, s.t. (provisional)
  6. Cadel Evans, Silence, s.t.
  7. Ivan Basso, Liquigas, s.t.


And the new GC:


  1. Valverde
  2. Evans, at 0.07
  3. Gesink, at 0.36
  4. Tom Danielson, Garmin, at 0.51
  5. Basso, at 0.53
  6. Sammy Sanchez, Euskaltel, at 1.03