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Team CSC's rough day in Castilla y León

Team CSC's Karsten Kroon may have won stage two of the Vuelta a Castilla y León, but the squad's luck took a turn for the worse on Wednesday during the 160km stage three from Valladolid to Villa del Libro de Urueña when the team lost three riders.

Sprinter Juan Jose Haedo had pain in his wrist after crashing during training on Friday, while Jason McCartney, who was sitting in fourth overall, abandoned with stomach problems and Iñigo Cuesta crashed and had to abandon halfway through the stage.

Andalucía-Cajasur's Francisco Ventoso fared much better as he captured the stage three win in a sprint. Overall leader Alberto Contador (Astana) stayed comfortably in the peloton throughout the stage and retained his lead.

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