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Sbaragli has first pro win in Spain
31 Aug 2015 17:05
Italian Kristian Sbaragli gave the South African MTN-Qhubeka team their second grand tour victory when he won the 10th stage of the Tour of Spain on Monday.
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Sparagli outsprinted German John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) to claim his first professional victory, with Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) taking third place.
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Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) retained the overall leader's red jersey at the end of a 146.6-km ride from Valencia to Castellon.
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Ireland's Nicholas Roche (Team Sky) remains in fourth place, 1:07 behind the race leader.
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MTN-Qhubeka took their first grand tour victory during this year's Tour de France when Briton Stephen Cummings beat home favourites Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet in Mende last month.
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MTN, however, announced after the Tour that they would end their sponsorship of the team at the end of the year.
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Degenkolb was the pre-stage favourite on Monday but he started his final sprint in a bad position, finishing half a wheel behind the 25-year-old Sbaragli.
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Tuesday is the first rest day before the peloton goes into the first high mountain stage on Wednesday
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