Valenciana 4: Contador wins, Valverde leads

In what continues to be an exciting Vuelta Valenciana, once again the leader's jersey has changed sh


In what continues to be an exciting Vuelta Valenciana, once again the leader’s jersey has changed sh

PIC BY VOLTA-VALENCIANA.COM Spanish strongman Alejandro Valverde (Caisse D’Epargne) has taken over the leader’s jersey after finishing just 13 seconds behind today’s victor, Discovery Channel’s Alberto Contador, in stage 4 of the Vuelta Valenciana. Today’s effort also saw Lampre-Fondital’s Tadej Valjavec and Team CSC’s Frank Schleck improve their overall standings to second and third, respectively. A complete race recap follows later today. Stage 4 Results 1 Alberto Contador (Esp, Discovery Channel) 4:04:49 2 Alejandro Valverde (Esp, Caisse D’Epargne) 00:00:13 3 Tadej Valjavec (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:13 4 Frank Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 00:00:13 5 Janez Brajkovic (Slo, Discovery Channel) 00:00:15 6 Jose Miguel Elias (Esp, Relax-Gam) 00:00:17 7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp, Caisse D’Epargne) 00:00:20 8 Angel Vicioso (Esp, Relax-Gam) 00:00:24 9 Samuel Sanchez (Esp, Euskaltel-Euskadi) 00:00:24 10 Danail Petrov (Bul, Benfica) 00:00:24 General classification after stage 4 1 Alejandro Valverde (Esp, Caisse D’Epargne) 14:51:16 2 Tadej Valjavec (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:02 3 Frank Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 00:00:06 4 Janez Brajkovic (Slo, Discovery Channel) 00:00:08 5 Jose Miguel Elias (Esp, Relax-Gam) 00:00:10 6 Thomas Voeckler (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 00:00:11 7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Esp, Caisse D’epargne) 00:00:13 8 Patxi Vila (Esp, Lampre-Fondital) 00:00:14 9 Emanuele Sella (Ita, Cer. Panaria-Navigar) 00:00:15 10 Mikel Astarloza (Esp, Euskaltel-Euskadi) 00:00:17