Hinault wins 10th stage of Vuelta as Martinez retains lead

Other News Materials 9 September 2008 22:24 (UTC +04:00)

Sebastian Hinault of France won a mass sprint to the line to take the 10th stage of cycling's Tour de Spain on Tuesday, reported dpa.

Spain's Egoi Martinez retained the gold jersey as overall Vuelta leader after finishing in the main field after a 151.3-kilometre stage from Sabinanigo to Zaragoza.

Hinault of Credit Agricole edged compatriot Lloyd Mondory (AG2R) and Belgium's Greg van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto), all in 3 hours 22 ninutes 21 seconds.

Martinez of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team has an 11-second overall lead over Astana rider Levi Leipheimer of the United States.

Three Spanish challengers follow in Astana's Alberto Contador (32 seconds behind), Alejandro Valverde of Caiisse d'Epargne (1:00) and Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre of CSC/Saxo Bank (1:38).