29 Aug 2012

German wins another stage in Spain

11:40 am on 29 August 2012

Germany's John Degenkolb has won the Tour of Spain's 10th stage, while Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez held on to the overall leader's red jersey.

Degenkolb of the Argos-Shimano team dashed to his fourth stage victory of this year's race in the mass sprint finish of the 190-kilometre ride in northwestern Spain.

The 23-year-old had already won the second, fifth and seventh stages of this year's Tour of Spain.

Rodriguez of team Katusha held on to the overall race lead, with a 53-second advantage of his nearest rival, Britain's Chris Froome of Team Sky.

Spain's Alberto Contador of Saxo-Bank is in third place in the overall standings, one minute behind the leaders.

Two New Zealanders, Hayden Roulston and Julian Dean, are competing in the race.