Vuelta a Espana

Farrar wins 5th stage of Vuelta, Roche 11th overall

Cavendish’s crusade for 3rd stage win of the year falls short.

TYLER FARRAR YESTERDAY won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain)  in a sprint finish, beating off stiff competition from Koldo Fernandez and Mark Cavendish.

From RTE Sport:

“The Garmin-Transitions rider beat Spain’s Koldo Fernandez to the line at the end of the 198.8-kilometre course from Guadix to Lorca in southeastern Spain.”

Ireland’s Nicholas Roche finished twenty-sixth yesterday, but remains in eleventh overall.