Efimkin retains overall lead in Tour of Spain

Updated: September 5, 2007, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

REINOSA, Spain -- Oscar Freire of Spain won the mountainous fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday while Vladimir Efimkin of Russia kept the overall lead.

Freire, who rides for Rabobank, completed the 98-mile leg in 4 hours, 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

"I felt good so I asked the team to work hard for me," Freire said. "They did it and I got away well."

Efimkin of Team CSC holds a 66-second lead over Russia's Denis Menchov of Rabobank. Freire, with three stage victories at ...

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