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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 September, 2004, 15:35 GMT 16:35 UK
Perez storms to stage win
Santiago Perez crosses the line in Granada
A lone attack 30km from the finish earned Spain's Santiago Perez victory in stage 14 of the Tour of Spain from Malaga to Granada on Saturday.

Perez raced clear on the last climb of the Alto de Monachil and came home nearly a minute ahead of compatriots Alejandro Valverde and Luis Perez.

The winner dedicated his victory to his girlfriend who was killed in a car accident in 2002.

Fellow Spaniard Roberto Heras remains in the overall lead.

  • In other news, Spain's Oscar Sevilla is to leave the Phonak team after signing a two-year deal with T-Mobile.


    Stage 14 results:
    1. Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak 4:06:34
    2. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) CV-Kelme 46sec behind
    3. Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis
    4. Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Iles Balears-Banesto
    5. Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros
    6. Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC
    7. Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros
    8. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
    9. Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) CV-Kelme all same time
    10. David Blanco (Spa) CV-Kelme 2:08

    Overall standings
    1. Heras 53:00:05
    2. Mancebo 35 seconds behind
    3. Valverde 49
    4. Nozal 1:12
    5. Sastre 3:16
    6. S Perez 3:36
    7. Floyd Landis (US) US Postal 4:19
    8. Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal 4:40
    9. Angel Gomez (Spa) Costa de Almeria-Paternina 6:43
    10. Garcia Quesada 7:26




  • SEE ALSO
    Petacchi storms home
    17 Sep 04  |  Cycling
    Heras grabs lead in Spain
    16 Sep 04  |  Cycling
    Zabriskie scores lone win
    14 Sep 04  |  Cycling
    Jimenez takes stage victory
    13 Sep 04  |  Cycling


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