Erik Zabel Allan Davis Tour of Spain stage 7

German Erik Zabel was the winner of the seventh stage of the Vuelta on Friday - but for a good ten minutes not even Zabel realised that was the case. In fact, the veteran fastman went to the team bus and watched the race finish on tv, only to find that he had been named the winner.

The Milram pro was one of a bare 20 riders or so who managed to avoid a mass pile-up two kilometres from the line - caused by roadworks that the Tour of Spain organisers claimed had been started too recently for them to deal with.

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