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Spanish cyclist Moreno wins 4th stage of Vuelta

Updated: August 23, 2011, 12:26


SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (AP) Spanish cyclist Daniel Moreno won a mountainous fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta to move 43 seconds behind new overall leader Sylvain Chavanel.

Moreno hung on to the wheel of Saxobank Sunguard cyclist Chris Sorenson as the pair charged toward the close of the 105-mile route, including the last 14 miles uphill. Moreno swung past his Danish rival before the final bend and pulled away for a 3-second victory, crossing the finish line at the top of the Sierra Nevada ski resort in 4 hours, 51 minutes, 53 seconds.

French cyclist Chavanel leads with a time of 13:19:09 for QuickStep, ahead of Moreno. Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and French cyclist Maxime Monfort were next, trailing by 49 seconds.

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