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Latest ProTour standings: Valverde's lead untouchable

It looks like Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde will take his white jersey of leading ProTour rider home with him over the winter. The Spaniard leads second-placed Samuel Sanchez by over a hundred points, which means that even if the Euskaltel rider wins both Paris-Tours and Giro di Lombardia (highly unlikely), he will not be a threat to Valverde. Sanchez made a giant leap on Sunday by winning the Züri Metzgete in Switzerland: he jumped from 9th to second.

ProTour standings after Züri Metzgete, October 1, 2006

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