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  • Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador yesterday won this year's Vuelta a Espana after the individual time trial in Santiago de Compostela to secure the victory.

    With a lead of 1.37 to second place, only accidents could get in the way of the now three times winner of the Tour of Spain.
    Contador uses a Prologo saddle - pictured here with the new Nago Evo CPC.

     

    Contador thereby concluded a magnificent comeback since crashing out of the Tour de France in July with a fractured tibia.

    There was no change to the GC with Chris Froome (Sky) finishing in second place and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third.

    Final overall classification:

    1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo
    2. Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky at 1-10
    3. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar at 1-50
    4. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha at 3-25
    5. Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana at 4-48

  • Crawley professional boxer Ben Jones - who we sponsor with ZipVit - is to fight on the undercard of George Groves at the Wembley Arena on September 20.

    Jones is fighting a Polish opponent for the IBA World Super-Featherweight Championship.

    Ben told the West Sussex County Times: “I would like to say a big thank you to Freedom Leisure at K2 for providing me use of their superb facilities and also i-ride.co.uk for providing me with sports nutrition energy gels and drinks.”

  • Stage 2 of the Friends Life Tour of Britain 2014 came down to a dramatic sprint finish on Llandudno sea front with Omega Pharma - Quick Step's Mark Renshaw coming past Team Sky's Ben Swift in the final metres to win the stage and claim the Yellow Jersey.

     

    Renshaw, wearing his Defeet socks, won the field sprint today and takes the yellow jersey from yesterday’s winner Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano).
    Speaking after the race Renshaw said - "It was a great stage and a great victory, the first one of the year," Renshaw said. "We came here to work for Mark Cavendish and he had a bad crash yesterday, so he was recovering a little today."


    Cavendish continued today despite his stage one collision with the Rapha Condor-JLT team car and mechanic while attempting to re-join the peloton after a comfort break.

    Current standings after stage 2 are:

    1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 4:38:54  
    2 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
    3 Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp-Endura  
    4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
    5 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
    6 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
    7 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling  
    8 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickStep  
    9 Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
    10 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling