Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton of the United States won the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain on Saturday, a 40.1-km individual time trial.
Tyler Hamilton won gold in Athens
The Phonak rider covered the course in an unofficial time of 47 minutes 16 seconds.
Colombian rider Victor Hugo Pena of the US Postal team was second, just 15 seconds down.
Pena's American team-mate Floyd Landis was third and took the overall lead after finishing in a time of 47:34.
Hamilton dedicated his victory to: "Everyone affected by the
attacks of the 11th September 2001, three years ago today".
Stage 8 results:
1. Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak 47mins 16secs
2 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) US Postal Service
3 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service
4 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal Service
5 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros
6 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes
7 Rubén Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme
8 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC
9 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak
10 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
Overall Standings after Stage 8:
1 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service 27hrs 16mins 17secs
2 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal Service 10.00secs
3 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems 32.00
4 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) US Postal Service 44.00
5 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto 1min 18secs
Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme 1.23
7 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros 1.36
8 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service 1.40
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) T-Mobile Team 1.47
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 1.58.