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Oscar Freire finally did it: after ten years of racing, three World Championship wins, two victories in Milan-San Remo and three Tour stages, the Spanish sprint star has taken his first ever major stage race lead.

Freire?s gold leader's jersey came after the Rabobank rider stormed to his fourth ever Vuelta stage win - in Santiago de Compostela in a difficult uphill sprint. Second was reigning World Champion Paolo Bettini (Quick Step), with Leonardo Duque (Cofidis) finishing third.

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