Australian Adam Hansen mounted a successful attack about four km from the finish to win the 19th stage at the Tour of Spain on Friday as Alberto Contador held on to the leader`s red jersey with two stages remaining.
John Degenkolb of Germany claimed his fourth stage victory of the Tour of Spain when he sprinted to victory in Wednesday`s 17th stage as local favourite Alberto Contador retained the overall leader`s red jersey.
Canada`s Ryder Hesjedal pipped Swiss rider Oliver Zaugg in a brutal climb to the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race as Alberto Contador extended his overall lead.
Spain`s Dani Navarro claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory as he won the 188.7km 13th stage of the Vuelta a Espana from Belorado to Obregon on Friday as compatriot Alberto Contador retained his overall lead.
Tour de France yellow jerseys are usually won high in the mountains or on the time trials, even a mixture of both, but Vincenzo Nibali`s triumphant ride to Paris began on unfamiliar terrain - the cobblestones.