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Stage 17 Results
1 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step - 3.18.48
2 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
3 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale
4 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
5 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner
6 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
7 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Gerolsteiner
8 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre
10 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Liquigas

General classification after stage 17

1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 69.53.52
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 1.17
3 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 3.41
4 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4.35
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 5.49
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6.00
7 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 6.11
8 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8.56
9 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone 9.32
10 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner 10.01



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"Quick Step's Weylandt sprints to stage win
Contador keeps charge of oro

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

Belgium's Wouter Weylandt, 23, took up the sprint reins for Team Quick Step and conquered stage 17 of the Vuelta a España. Weylandt bettered Matti Breschel of Team CSC-Saxo Bank and Alexandre Usov of AG2R La Mondiale with a throw of his bike at the end of a 148.2-kilometre stage to Valladolid.

"It's amazing. It was not a good year for me. In 2007 I had seven wins, this year just seconds," said Weylandt. "This makes up for a lot."

Spain's Alberto Contador, 25, continues to lead the race. The Team Astana rider controls the maillot oro by 1:17 over teammate Levi Leipheimer and 3:41 over CSC-Saxo Bank's Carlos Sastre." Read more from CyclingNews.com...

"Belgian Weylandt claims Vuelta stage win

VALLADOLID, Spain (AP) -- Belgian Wouter Weylandt won the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday in a sprint finish, as Alberto Contador maintained his overall lead with just four stages of the race remaining.

The Quick Step rider finished the 148.2km leg from Zamora in three hours, 18 minutes, 48 seconds, ahead of Denmark's Matti Breschel and Alexandre Usov of Belarus.

It was the first major victory of 23-year-old Weylandt's career and the second consecutive win for the Quick Step team after Tom Boonen claimed Wednesday's stage.

Contador came home safely in the peloton to keep his 1:17 advantage over Astana team-mate Levi Leipheimer." Read more from CNN International...