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Saxo-Tinkoff have enjoyed a successful Vuelta a Espana

The only 109 kilometer long 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a Espana to Madrid was the usual parade until entering the streets of the Spanish capital where the field was cheered on by thousands of spectators. After Euskaltel took the first lap of honour in Madrid, Francisco Aramendia (Caja Rural) and Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) established a long-lasting front duo.

Another thrilling and dramatic Vuelta stage

Another demanding mountain stage was in store for the Vuelta a Espana peloton on today's 146.8 kilometer long 15th stage from Graus to Sallent de Gállego including three categorized climbs with a15.8 kilometer long uphill finish with gradients up to 10%. With usual persistence, Team Saxo-Tinkoff launched a series of attacks from the beginning of the stage and Rafal Majka and Oliver Zaugg were extremely active from the get-go.