U.S. Postal's Landis still overall leader

Originally Published: September 13, 2004
Associated Press

XORET DE CATI, Spain -- Eladio Jimenez of Spain won the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday while Floyd Landis of the United States was the overall leader for the third straight day.

Jimenez, riding for Kelme, completed the 108 miles from Alcoi to Xoret de Cati in 4 hours, 31 minutes, 57 seconds. Australia's Stuart O'Grady was 32 seconds behind.

Landis, of the U.S. Postal Service team, leads Spain's Alejandro Valverde of Kelme by eight seconds in the overall standings.

Tuesday's 103-mile leg is from San Vicente del Raspeig to Caravaca de la Cruz. The race ends Sept. 26 in Madrid.

The Vuelta is one of the top three events in the European cycling season, along with the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.

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