Rodriguez takes over lead after Valverde crashes

Joaquim Rodriguez, Stage 4 Vuelta 2012

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) lost his overall lead in the Vuelta a Espana today after getting caught in a crash as the peloton was split in crosswinds.

Yesterday's stage winner conceded the red jersey to Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) who finished in the main group of contenders 55 seconds ahead of him atop of the first category finishing climb.

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