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Alejandro Valverde's photo finish win in Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana helped him take over the as the GC leader.
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For the second consecutive year -- -- is starting to speak to the town of horse -- In northern Spain. And from there heading north on today's stage number three. Just over sixty kilometers left to go in the stage to climbs down -- ago. And the gap is now just over three minutes from the field to -- eight man break away. This is not a star leading the field on the descent so the category three climb. Our 8 PM breakaway is under thirty K love to go to the finish three climbs down the ones that go. -- the -- summit finish coming up at the end. -- 136 as the gap lowest we've seen it. What the man breakaway a losing time to the field. Eleven and a half kilometers remaining teams guy at the front of the field a blistering pace in pursuit. Of what is now just a six man breakaway. They are coming up on the final intermediate -- and eleven point three K -- to go in the town of I bought and is now just twenty seconds from this field. To the breakaway which is all the left. Sergio Carrasco all the until you see a rider on the front you spent his entire team. With the on the -- -- eras are now coming through these guys trying to hold on here. But there's no way they can stay away it just might and is -- on the field is right there at the 98 -- they're going to be caught. All right so everybody from the breakaway has been brought back. This is the struck. And talent now coming to the front here is he is it. Done a lot of work to close down some gaps today. -- -- zone and his one on some iconic climbs throughout Europe. And you would love to win today in front of the home they ask Santa here he goes. Not to -- the responding to the left side he's gonna go right I can't don't. Cockpit door just to get direct that. -- birdie and Rodriguez. Had held on each and every time for a moment. His clawed his way back on each and every time after dropping off the pace and now we have this select group before inside to came to the finish. With Derrick Todd bonuses of 128 and four seconds for the first three across the line. Valverde still out front -- to go right behind him Rodriguez goes on the inside now. While Joaquin Rodriguez reached out to the front of the I can't remaining. 300. Meters to the -- it's going to be a script for time bonuses for stage winning run when he rodrigues take it all the way yeah. I don't think the Alberta is gonna have time to get around and Steve -- commented that is what keep Rodriguez trying to hold about where you Cubs around -- us. Who knows how Rodriguez just may be held thought I had a bell verdict they did -- you know yeah it was very very close. Let's take a look at it one more time just about as close to you could possibly give Rodriguez leading around that final quarter. But now -- day coming around at the. Very last moment. And it really looked so close it was hard to tell without the officials and their photo finish camera. Man it does not too much closer than that. You know. Yeah it is that goes along.