Tour of Spain 2007 st 16 Duque

Who said Colombians couldn?t sprint? Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) set the record straight with a vengeance in Tuesday?s stage 16 of the Vuelta as he easily outpowered Russian Alexander Kolobnev (CSC) and Spain?s Joan Horrach (Caisse D?Epargne).

The three were part of a day-long break of 17, all of them non-threats overall, that went clear after an hour?s racing on the 165 kilometre stage - hilly enough in the first half to ensure there was no bunch sprint and open up a good time gap on the main bunch, and with false flats aplenty in the last 30 kilometres to make for an entertaining last half hour.

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