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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 September 2005, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Plaza takes individual time-trial
Ruben Plaza
Plaza edged Heras by a fraction
Spaniard Ruben Plaza won the individual time-trial from Guadalajara to Alcala de Henares to take stage 20 of the Tour of Spain on Saturday.

Compatriot Roberto Heras remains the race leader after finishing runner-up, just one second behind Plaza.

Overall, the top five remains unchanged, with Russian Denis Menchov second and Spain's Carlos Sastre third.

Barring major misfortune, Heras will win his fourth overall title on Sunday when the race finishes in Madrid.


Results from stage 20:

1. Ruben Plaza (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) 41:31"
2. Roberto Heras (Spain / Liberty Seguros) ST
3. Carlos Sastre (Spain / Team CSC) +4"
4. Denis Menchov (Russia / Rabobank) +6"
5. Francisco Mancebo (Spain / Illes Balears) +10"
6. Victor Hugo Pena (Colombia / Phonak) +23"
7. Stijn Devolder (Belgium / Discovery Channel) +30"
8. Oscar Pereiro (Spain / Phonak) +33"
9. Tom Danielson (United States / Discovery Channel) +48"
10. Christian Vande Velde (United States / Team CSC) +1:07"

General classification:

1. Roberto Heras (Spain / Liberty Seguros) 78:48:10"
2. Denis Menchov (Russia / Rabobank) +4:36"
3. Carlos Sastre (Spain / Team CSC) +4:54"
4. Francisco Mancebo (Spain / Illes Balears) +5:58"
5. Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) +8:06"
6. Ruben Plaza (Spain / Comunidad Valenciana) +11:36"
7. Oscar Sevilla (Spain / T-Mobile) +13:22"
8. Tom Danielson (United States / Discovery Channel) +16:38"
9. Mauricio Ardila (Colombia / Davitamon - Lotto) +18:19"
10. Juan Miguel Mercado (Spain / Quick-Step) +18:31"




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