Igor Anton has given the Spanish Vuelta its first Spanish stage winner.He won a mountainous fourth leg Tuesday while Philippe Gilbert of Belgium remained the overall leader.Anton broke away 300 yards from the finish for a one-second victory over Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, Peter Velits of Slovakia and Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain. Anton finished the 114 miles in 5 hours, 28 seconds.Denis Menchov of Russia was 19 seconds behind Anton in 19th place. Carlos Sastre of Spain, the 2008 Tour de France...Read Full Story
The 72nd Tour de Suisse ended today and completed the last of the major warm ups for the upcoming Tour de France in July. While the racing was certainly exciting, it was the eventual winner that was the biggest surprise of the tour. 22 year old Czech rider Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) defeated German Andreas Klöden (Astana) and Spain's Igor Anton (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and won one stage in the process.
The race started with Spain's sure thing, Oscar Freire (Rabobank), winning the stage 1 sprint...Read Full Story
Igor Anton defends lead as David López wins stage 9 at Vueltavelonews.competitor.comThey, too, got plenty of company — the break grew to 14 riders, then 15 as Javier Ramirez (Andalucia Cajasur) chased his way up — but it seemed a group ...and more »Read Full Story