Stage 5 - March 27: Benavente - Valladolid, 152.5km
Valverde takes another stage, Leipheimer the overall
Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the sprint of the final stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y León on Friday in Valladolid. The bunch sprint was good news for American Levi Leipheimer (Astana), who rolled in with the peloton to take the overall win.
Ricardo Serrano (Fuji-Servetto) desperately tried to foil the sprinters, but was caught shortly before the line and ended the day in fourth place. "Too bad, I came so close," he said after the finish.
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
2 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3 José Joaquín Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
4 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
5 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD
Final general classification
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream