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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 5 – second win for Meersman, Atapuma rests in red

Stage winner Gianni Meersman was superbly steered by teammate Zdenek Stybar through a nervous crash-marred finale, launching his sprint from 200 metres to take his second victory in this Vuelta. Fabio Felline and Kevin Reza, who had too much ground to make up, rounded out the podium. Race leader Darwin Atapuma and the other leading contenders dodged the two crashes within last 3km to finish safely in the pack.
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Calmejane Vuelta 2016 stage 4

Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 4 – Calmejane goes solo and Atapuma pounces on red!

Four stages into his first Vuelta – and his first Grand Tour ever! – his first season as a pro! – Direct Energie’s Lilian Calmejane held off the stealthy speed of Darwin Atapuma (BMC) to take a solo summit victory on the Alto Mirador de Veixia. Third place went to the green-argyle clad figure of Cannondale-Drapac’s Ben King. Atapuma’s chase might have come up short for a stage win but it landed him a bigger prize – the leader’s jersey. The main GC contenders all finished together.
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