Ruta del Sol set for thrilling final stages as Alejandro Valverde takes lead by one second

Spanish rider takes over race lead by one second from Alberto Contador, with Thibaut Pinot just nine seconds back - Victor Campenaerts (LottoNL-Jumbo) wins time trial stage

Alejandro Valverde in action at the 2016 Tour de France (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Ruta del Sol is poised on a knife edge heading into the final two stages after Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) took the lead by a single second on stage three's time trial.

The Spanish rider is the race's defending champion, and produced an excellent performance against the clock to finish second to Victor Campenaerts (LottoNL-Jumbo) on the 12km individual time trial.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.