Vuelta a España – Stage 5

Tyler Farrar has won the 5th stage into Lorca of the Vuelta a España over Koldo Fernández and Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish to the line. Farrar took advantage of a well timed jump after Petacchi went very early and Cavendish then followed shortly after leaving too much ground to cover and opening the door for Farrar. Little change in the overall with Gilbert still leading, however, David Arroyo did somehow lose ~1:26 and drop to 25th place at +2:27.

Stage 5 Top Three
1. Tyler Farrar (Garmin)__________5:03:36
2. Koldo Fernández (Euskaltel)____s.t.
3. Mark Cavendish (HTC)________s.t.

Stage 5 Top Ten
1. Tyler Farrar (Garmin)__________5:03:36
2. Koldo Fernández (Euskaltel)____s.t.
3. Mark Cavendish (HTC)________s.t.
4. Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step)___s.t.
5. Alessandro Petachi (Lampre)___s.t.
6. Sébastien Chavanel (FDJ)______s.t.
7. Robert Forster (Milram)________s.t.
8. Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha)___s.t.
9. Theo Bos (Cervelo)___________s.t.
10. Greg Van Avermaet (Lotto)___s.t.

For full stage results visit La Vuelta

GC Top Ten after 5 Stages
1. Philippe Gilbert (Lotto)_______13:56:30
2. Igor Anton (Euskaltel)________+:10″
3. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha)___+:10″
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)_____+:12″
5. Peter Velits (HTC)___________+:16″
6. Teejay Van Garderen (HTC)___+:29″
7. Xavier Tondo (Cervelo)_______+:49’’
8. Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank)____+:50’’
9. Ruben Plaza (Caisse D’Epargne)_+:54″
10. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo)__+:55’’
11. Nicholas Roche (AG2R)_______+:58’’

13. Denis Menchov (Rabobank)_____+1:11’’

16. Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse)_____+1:24″

21. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)________+2:15″

25. David Arroyo (Caisse D’Epargne)_+2:27″

35. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)______+3:26″

For Full GC Standings after 5 Stages visit La Vuelta

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