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Valverde keeps overall lead

Updated: September 9, 2009, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, Spain -- American rider Tyler Farrar won the 11th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, and Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde remained the overall leader.

Farrar, who rides for Garmin-Slipstream, finished the 124.3-mile leg, which featured several difficult mountain ascents, in 5 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds.

Belgian rider Philipe Gilbert was second in the same time, ahead of Marco Marcato of Italy.

Valverde finished 14th in the same time to maintain his seven-second ...

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