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Rodriguez wins stage five

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Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez produced a flawless run to outclass his rivals and clinch stage five of the Tour of Spain in Valdepeñas de Jaén on Wednesday.

The Katusha rider benefited from the good work of team-mate Daniel Moreno and completed the 187km hilly stage in 4 hours 42 minutes and 54 seconds to remain in contention going into day six.

Moreno, the winner of Tuesday’s stage, was unable to keep up the pace during the final stretch but still picked up third place, gifting the Russian-based team a second consecutive podium finish.

Thursday’s sixth stage is a 193km trek from Úbeda to Córdoba.