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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
Stage win gives Di Luca race lead
Danilo Di Luca
Di Luca put in a solid display on the mountain stage
Italian rider Danilo Di Luca won the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain to move into the overall lead.

Di Luca claimed victory on the first mountain stage covering 178km from Placencia to La Covatilla.

He outsprinted Slovenian Janez Brajkovic at the summit finish of the 18km La Covatilla climb.

The pair attacked from a group of eight riders and battled to the line with Kazakh Andrey Kashechkin seven seconds behind in third.


Stage result:
1. Danilo Di Luca (Ita/Liquigas ) 5:02:25"
2. Janez Brajkovic (Slo/Discovery Channel ) ST
3. Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz/Astana ) +7"
4. Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa/Saunier Duval ) +15"
5. Carlos Sastre (Spa/Team CSC) +22"
6. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Caisse d'Epargne ) s.t.
7. Ruggero Marzoli (Ita/Lampre ) +36"
8. Samuel Sanchez (Spa/Euskaltel ) +39"
9. Manuel Beltran (Spa/Discovery Channel ) s.t.
10. Bernhard Kohl (Aut/T-Mobile ) +42"

General Classification
1. Danilo Di Luca (Ita/Liquigas ) 18:37:56"
2. Janez Brajkovic (Slo/Discovery Channel) +4"
3. Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz/Astana ) +18"
4. Carlos Sastre (Spa/Team CSC ) +29"
5. Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa/Saunier Duval ) +35"
6. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Caisse d'Epargne ) +36"
7. Manuel Beltran (Spa/Discovery Channel ) +55"
8. Tom Danielson (U.S./Discovery Channel ) +58"
9. Bernhard Kohl (Aut/T-Mobile ) +1:00"
10. Samuel Sanchez (Spa/Euskaltel ) +1:04"


SEE ALSO
Ventuso sprints to surprise win
28 Aug 06 |  Cycling
Bettini snatches Spain stage win
27 Aug 06 |  Cycling
CSC's Sastre leads Tour of Spain
26 Aug 06 |  Cycling


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