Valverde inches closer to Soler

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Freddy Guérin)

Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde pulled himself to within seconds of the lead in the overall classification at the Vuelta a Burgos on Friday, when he won time trial on the penultimate stage. Valverde scorched the 15 kilometre course around Ribera del Duero, beating Russian time trial specialist Mikhaïl Ignatiev by 22 seconds. The Colombian leader, Mauricio Soler (Barloworld) was fifth, 40 seconds behind the flying Spaniard.

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