Degenkolb wins another stage

2012-08-28 20:21

Sanxenxo - Germany's John Degenkolb won the Spanish Vuelta tenth stage here on Tuesday, while Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez held onto the overall leader's red jersey.

Degenkolb of the Argos-Shimano team dashed to his fourth stage victory of this year's race in the mass sprint finish of the 190km ride from Ponteareas to Sanxenxo in northwestern Spain.

The 23-year-old completed the stage in four hours, 47 minutes and 24 seconds.

He had already won the second, fifth and seventh stages of this year's Vuelta.

Rodriguez of team Katusha held onto the overall race lead, with a 53 second advantage over his nearest rival, Britain's Chris Froome of Team Sky.

Spain's Alberto Contador of Saxo-Bank is in third place in the overall standings, one minute behind the leaders.

Results Tuesday from the 10th stage of the 67th Spanish Vuelta, a 190km ride through the western province of Galicia, from Ponteareas to the Atlantic coast town of Sanxenxo:

1. John Degenkolb, Germany, Argos-Shimano, 4 hours, 47 minutes, 28 seconds.
2. Nacer Bouhanni, France, FDJ-Big Mat, same time.
3. Daniele Bennati, Italy, Radioshack-Nissan, same time.
4. Gianni Meersman, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, same time.
5. Manuel Cardoso, Portugal, Caja Rural, same time.
6. Lloyd Mondory, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time.
7. Pim Ligthart, Netherlands, Vacansoleil-DCM, same time.
8. Davide Vigano, Italy, Lampre ISD, same time.
9. Ben Swift, Britain, Team Sky, same time.
10. Elia Viviani, Italy, Liquigas Cannondale, same time.

Overall Standings(After 10 of 21 stages):

1. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 39 hours, 32 minutes, 23 seconds.
2. Christopher Froome, Britain, Team Sky, 53 seconds behind.
3. Alberto Contador, Spain, SaxoBank, 1:00.
4. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 1:07.
5. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, Rabobank, 2:01.
6. Daniel Moreno, Spain, Katusha, 2:08.
7. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, Ag2r La Mondiale, 2:34.
8. Igor Anton, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 3:07.
9. Laurens ten Dam, Netherlands, Rabobank, 3:18.
10. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Rabobank, 3:27.