Farrar takes first Grand Tour stage win in Vuelta

Tyler Farrar, Vuelta a Espana 2009, stage 11

A long acceleration by American Tyler Farrar earned the Garmin-Slipstream sprinter the first major Tour stage win of his career in the Vuelta's stage 11. Overall, Valverde still leads.

Farrar was able to take advantage of the hard work done by Liquigas in the final kilometres and blast away with around 200 metres to go for a convincing win.

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