Philippe Gilbert takes ninth stage
BARCELONA, Spain -- Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, just in front of Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain.
Rodriguez extended his overall lead over Christopher Froome and Alberto Contador ahead of a key time trial in three days.
Racing up Barcelona's Montjuic Olympic park, the two riders broke away from the peloton in the final kilometers before the BMC Racing cyclist surged past Rodriguez just before the finish line to win the 122-mile ...
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