Hushovd back on top in Catalunya
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hushovd back on top in Catalunya

by VeloNation Press at 3:44 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results, Volta a Catalunya
 
Cervelo TestTeam sprinter Thor Hushovd made up for yesterday's surprise loss to Nikolay Trusov (Katusha) by taking the sprint in today's 150.5km stage from Torredembarra to Barcelona. Liquigas rider Fabio Sabatini took second with Greg Henderson (Columbia-High Road) rounding out the podium.

There were no changes in the general classification today, with Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Eparnge) maintaining his 15 second lead over the young Irishman Daniel Martin (Garmin-Slipstream).

Stage
1. Thor Hushovd (NOR) Cervelo TestTeam in 3hr 26min 43sec (43.683 km/h)
2. Fabio Sabatini (ITA) Liquigas
3. Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Columbia - Highroad
4. Matti Breschel (DEN) Team Saxo Bank
5. Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis


Overall:
1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 21hr 45min 19sec
2. Daniel Martin (IRL) at 15sec
3. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) 22
4. Mikel Astarloza (ESP) 34
5. Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (ESP) 38
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