Gerrans takes breakaway victory on stage 10 of Vuelta

Simon Gerrans, Vuelta a Espana 2009, stage 10

Simon Gerrans continued Cervélo's great debut season with a classy win from a day-long breakaway, the first in the 2009 Vuelta that managed to make it to the finish. Alejandro Valverde leads for a second successive day.

Gerrans formed part of a 19-man break that split apart on the second category Col de la Cuesta del Gallo close to the finish in Murcia. Just five kilometres long and not a difficult climb by any means, the ultra-fast and dangerous descent proved to be much more decisive in the stage's outcome

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