Clarke wins Vuelta stage, Rodríguez is new leader
VALDEZCARAY, Spain, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Australian Simon Clarke won stage four of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday while home rider Joaquim Rodriguez took over as race leader.
Germany’s Tony Martin came second to Orica-GreenEdge rider Clarke on the summit finish at Valdezcaray. Kazakh Assan Bazayev was third.
Rodriguez replaced Alejandro Valverde as race leader after his fellow Spaniard crashed 20-km from the summit.
The race ends on Sept. 9.