Vuelta a España – Stage 9

David Lopez (Caisse D’Epargne) won the 9th stage of the Vuelta España with a late solo breakaway into Alcoy. Lopez, who was riding toward victory with yesterday’s winner David Moncoutie was joined by five other riders before breaking free from the lead group. For Lopez it is his first victory in a grand tour. More than 6 minutes late, the peloton came to the line with Joaquin Rodriguez sprinting for the red leaders jersey, but he couldn’t shake Igor Anton from his wheel. Little change in the overall with Bruseghin, Menchov, Danielson and Arroyo losing about 10 seconds each but Jean Christophe Peraud making a big jump up to 5th.

Stage 9 Top Three
1. David Lopez (Caisse)_________5h 20′ 51”
2. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)____+06″
3. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)___+13″

Stage 9 Top Ten
1. David Lopez (Caisse)_________5h 20′ 51”
2. Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas)____+06″
3. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)___+13″
4. David Moncoutie (Cofidis)_____+21”
5. Biel Kadri (AG2R)____________+27”
6. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel)______+ 30”
7. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Lotto)_+ 55”
8. Gonzalo Rabunal (Xacobeo)____+ 2′ 36”
9. Oscar Pujol (Cervelo)_________+ 3′ 52”
10. Jelle Vanendert (Lotto)_______+ 4′ 17”

For full stage results visit La Vuelta

GC Top Ten after 9 Stages
1. Igor Anton (Euskaltel)________32h 28′ 49”
2. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha)___+:01″ (s.t.)
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)_____+:02″
4. Xavier Tondo (Cervelo)_______+:42″
5. Jean Cristophe Peraud (Lotto)__+:52″
6. Ruben Plaza (Caisse D’Epargne)_+1:15″
7. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo)__+1:18’’
8. Nicholas Roche (AG2R)________+1:19’’
9. Marzio Bruseghin (Caisse)_____+1:22″
10. Peter Velits (HTC)____________+1:26″
11. Teejay Van Garderen (HTC)___+1:26″
12. Rigoberto Uran (Caisse)_______+1:38″
13. Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank)____+1:47’’
14. Tom Danielson (Garmin)_______+1:52″
15. Philippe Gilbert (Lotto)________+1:55″
16. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha)_____+1:57″
17. Carlos Sastre (Cervelo)________+2:11″
18. David Arroyo (Caisse D’Epargne)_+2:15″
19. Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse)_____+2:21″
20. Denis Menchov (Rabobank)_____+3:29’’

For Full GC Standings after 9 Stages visit La Vuelta


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