Spain's Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne) song the 167.km Stage 18 of the Tour of Spain between Valladolid and Las Rozas Thursday.
Erviti, part of a group of 16 riders who broke away from the peloton, beat Irishman Nicolas Roche of Credit Agricole and Spain's David Herrero of Xacobeo Galicia in a sprint finish.
The peloton, including race leader Alberto Contador (Astana), arrived about seven and a half minutes after the breakaway group. Compatriot Contador holds onto the leader's golden jersey another day as the peloton speeds toward Sunday's finale in Madrid.
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