Valverde wins Tour of Spain's Stage 8

Aug 26, 2012, 05:25 IST | Agencies

Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain as Joaquim Rodriguez retained possession of the leader's red jersey on Saturday.

Valverde, riding for the Movistar team, was adding this 174.7km ride from Lleida to Collada de la Gallina in Andorra to his win in the third stage in Alcaniz.

The 32-year-old prevailed in a sprint from Rodriguez and Saxo-Bank’s Alberto Contador after the climb up the Col de la Gallina. Team Sky’s Christopher Froome crossed the line in fourth, 15 seconds behind this trio.

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