La Vuelta 2008 – Stage 10 – Sebastien Hinault Wins Stage, Martinez still leads the Overall

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Stage 10 Results
1 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole – 3.22.21
2 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence – Lotto
4 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
6 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
7 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
8 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom
9 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC – Saxo Bank
10 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems

General classification after stage 10
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi – 36.46.17
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana – 0.11
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana – 0.32
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne – 1.00
5 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC – Saxo Bank – 1.38
6 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia – 2.10
7 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi – 2.23
8 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne – 2.32
9 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team CSC – Saxo Bank – 2.54
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank – 3.22

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Hinault wins Tour of Spain tenth stage

SABINANIGO, Spain (AFP) — Frenchman Sebastien Hinault of Credit Agricole won the tenth stage of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday, a 151.3 km ride from Sabinanigo to Zaragoza.

Egoi Martinez of Euskaltel retained the overall lead after Hinault pulled out the stage win ahead of compatriot Lloyd Mondory and Belgian Greg van Avermaet, who had taken the previous day’s honours.” Read more from the AFP

Sébastien Hinault wins in Spain; the first grand tour stage win for Credit Agricole’s sprinter.
By Andrew Hood

Crédit Agricole couldn’t imagine a better going away present than a stage victory Tuesday in the 63rd Vuelta a España in what’s its swansong grand tour.

The long-standing French team — set to fold at the end of the 2008 season after a new sponsor couldn’t be found to replace the departing French bank — earned a rare bunch sprint victory with French veteran Sébastien Hinault.” Read more from

Hinault heads French one-two in Zaragoza
Martínez keeps watch on maillot oro

By Gregor Brown, with additional reporting by Bjorn Haake in Zaragoza

Sébastien Hinault, 34, took his second win of the season in stage ten of the Vuelta a España. The Crédit Agricole rider won with a kick down the right hand side of Zaragoza’s finishing straight, setting up a French one-two with Loyd Mondory of Team AG2R La Mondiale and Silence-Lotto’s Greg Van Avermaet in third. Cycling’s big guns, Oscar Freire and Tom Boonen finished fourth and fifth.

“The team was very motivated because the sponsor is not continuing,” said Hinault, who is without a team for 2009.” Read more from

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