Valverde closing in on Spanish Vuelta title
CALAR ALTO, Spain -- Alejandro Valverde took a step toward overall victory in the Spanish Vuelta when he finished second behind compatriot Igor Anton in stage 16.
After Anton attacked from a small group of favorites three kilometers from the summit finish in Calar Alto for a solo win, Valverde outsprinted arch-rival Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan for second place, 23 seconds behind.
Vinokourov moved into second overall, 1 minute, 42 seconds behind
Valverde, replacing his ...
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