Nicole Cooke Bira 2009

Britain's Nicole Cooke has won another stage of the Emakumeen Bira Spanish stage race. The reigning world champion won Saturday afternoon's short and sharp stage 3b.

The afternoon stage 3b included two long uphills and a steep uphill finish similar to Fleche Wallonne, which was exactly the right terrain for Cooke and her team to strike back after Cooke had lost her race lead in the morning's stage 3a time trial.

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