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Last Updated: Friday, 16 September 2005, 16:29 GMT 17:29 UK
Haussler wins stage 19 in sprint
German Heinrich Haussler celebrates winning the 19th stage
Haussler was involved in a breakaway and went on to win
German Heinrich Haussler delivered a sprint finish to claim the 19th stage of the Tour of Spain between San Martin de Valdeiglesias and Alcobendas.

Haussler powered ahead of Swiss rider Martin Elmiger and Spaniard David Latasa to cross the line in three hours 20.26 minutes on Friday.

Tour leader Roberto Heras finished in the main peloton 15 minutes later to maintain his overall lead.

The Spanish rider is chasing an unprecedented fourth straight title.


Stage 18 results:
1. Heinrich Haussler (Germany / Gerolsteiner) 3:20:26"
2. Martin Elmiger (Switzerland / Phonak) same time
3. David Latasa (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) same time
4. Juan Fuentes (Spain / Lampre - Caffita) +10"
5. Constantino Zaballa (Spain / Saunier Duval) +30"
6. Pablo Lastras (Spain / Illes Balears) +43"
7. Jose Miguel Elias (Spain / Relax) +45"
8. Linus Gerdemann (Germany / Team CSC) +50"
9. Roberto Laiseka (Spain / Euskaltel) +54"
10. Fabio Baldato (Italy / Fassa Bortolo) +2:16"

Overall standings:
1. Roberto Heras (Spain / Liberty Seguros, 78 hours, 6 minutes, 39 seconds.
2. Denis Menchov, (Russia / Rabobank) + 4:30
3. Carlos Sastre (Spain / CSC) + 4:50
4. Francisco Mancebo (Spain / Illes Balears) + 5:48
5. Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) + 6:22
6. Oscar Sevilla (Spain / T-Mobile) + 11:13
7. Ruben Plaza (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) + 11:36
8. Juan Miguel Mercado (Spain / Quick Step) + 15:28
9. Tom Danielson (United States / Discovery Channel) + 15:50
10. Mauricio Ardila (Colombia / Davitamon Lotto) + 15:53




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