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Contador best against the clock

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank SunGard) made up for yesterday's bad luck on stage three by taking the individual time trial on stage four of Vuelta a Castilla y Leon.

The Spaniard was hit by bad luck in yesterday’s stage during an attack on the final climb of the day and he was forced to stop and receive mechanical help. He lost significant time and slipped out of the GC fight.

However there was no bad luck and no mistaking his strength on today’s 11.2 kilometre course setting a time of 13:42 that none of the favourites could match.

His closest challenge came from his young teammate Richie Porte, who finished a second back.

The biggest winner of the day was Xavier Tondo (Movistar), who had started the day 3 seconds down on race leader Bauke Mollema (Rabobank). The Spaniard finished sixth and was able to overturn that margin and with one stage remaining leads Mollema by 9 seconds, with Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) third, 17 seconds down.

Sunday's final stage will see the riders set from Madrigal de Las Altas Torres to Medina del Campo, covering 167.7 kilometres.

Full Results
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:42
2Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:01
3Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:03
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:15
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:19
6Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:20
7Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:00:26
8Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE0:00:31
9Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:32
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:38
11Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:40
13Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental0:00:43
14Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural
15Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:44
16Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia
17Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:45
18Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:46
19Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
20Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:48
21Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental
22Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:49
23Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
24Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:00:50
25Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
26Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling
27Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:00:51
28Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:53
29Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel
30David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:57
31Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:00:58
32Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:59
33Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling
34Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
35Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:00
36Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
37Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:01
38Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel
39Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:02
40Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:03
41Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
42Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:05
43Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:06
44Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team
45Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:08
46Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:10
47Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia
48Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:01:12
49Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard
50Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team
51Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC0:01:14
52Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
53Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC
54Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:15
55Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural
56Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling0:01:17
57Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:18
58Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
59Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental0:01:19
60Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
61Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team
62Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:20
63Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:21
64Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
65John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:24
66Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
67Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
68Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:25
69Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:27
70Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
71Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental
72Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:31
73Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:01:32
74Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
75Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC0:01:34
76Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:35
77Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:01:36
78Rubén Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38
79Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC
80Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:01:40
81Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE
82Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:42
83Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:01:45
84Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:46
85David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:47
86Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental0:01:49
87Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:01:50
88Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
89Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:52
90Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:53
91Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:01:54
92Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:56
93Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:01:58
94Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:59
95Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
96Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE0:02:03
97Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:05
98Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:02:06
99Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental0:02:09
100Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural
101Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:02:10
102Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:02:16
103Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE0:02:19
104Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:02:20
105Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:02:22
106Carlos Baltazar (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:02:24
107José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:02:29
108Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
109Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:30
DNSAdrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental

Points
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard25pts
2Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard20
3Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team16
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14
5Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling12
6Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10
7Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE9
8Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE8
9Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7
10Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling6
11Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox4
13Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental3
14Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural2
15Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia1

Teams
1Saxo Bank Sungard0:41:55
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:49
3Sky Procycling0:00:54
4Movistar Team
5EPM - UNE0:01:14
6Saur - Sojasun0:01:31
7Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:32
8Caja Rural0:01:40
9Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:50
10Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:55
11Orbea Continental0:02:01
12Geox - TMC0:02:37
13Barbot - Efapel0:02:41
14Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:02:45
15Andalucia Caja Granada0:03:06

General classification after stage 4
1Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team13:31:40
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:09
3Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:17
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:40
5Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:47
6Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE
7Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:00:54
8Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental0:00:58
9Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:59
10Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:16
11Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel
12Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:21
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:22
14Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:27
15Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:29
16Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:32
17Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:42
18John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:45
19Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:46
20Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:02:00
21Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC0:02:12
22Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:27
23Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:37
24Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:47
25Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE0:03:06
26Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27
27Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:58
28Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:03
29Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:43
30Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:04:54
31Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:05:03
32Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:05:10
33Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:14
34Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:15
35Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE0:05:41
36Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental0:06:50
37Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE0:07:42
38Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:08:46
39Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental0:09:03
40Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:09:49
41Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:10:04
42Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:10:20
43Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:10:33
44Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural0:11:59
45Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling0:12:00
46Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team0:12:05
47Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:09
48David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural0:12:13
49Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
50Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:12:14
51Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:12:15
52Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling
53Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:12:28
54Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural0:12:31
55Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:12:34
56Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC0:12:54
57Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:12:56
58Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:13:36
59Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:38
60José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:13:45
61Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:47
62Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:14:11
63Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:16:07
64Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:45
65Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling0:16:56
66Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:17:06
67Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:17:18
68Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling0:17:20
69Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:17:33
70Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:17:56
71Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE0:17:58
72Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:19
73Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:19:36
74Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team0:19:56
75Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:20:45
76Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:24:13
77Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC0:24:27
78Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:24:31
79Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:24:32
80Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:24:42
81Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:24:53
82Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:24:57
83Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:24:58
84Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:25:05
85Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural0:25:12
86Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural0:25:20
87Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental0:25:27
88Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC0:25:46
89Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
90Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard0:25:57
91Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Orbea Continental0:26:17
92Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:26:18
93Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:26:19
94Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:26:35
95Rubén Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural0:26:43
96Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:26:50
97Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:27:09
98Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:27:19
99Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural0:27:36
100Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:27:56
101Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental0:28:14
102David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:29:06
103Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:29:10
104Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:29:27
105Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC0:30:01
106Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:30:27
107Carlos Baltazar (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:30:35
108Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:32:11
109Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:32:43

Points classification
1Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team50pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team34
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard28
4Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team28
5Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling28
6Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox26
7Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox25
8Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi24
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox20
10Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel20
11Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard20
12Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi18
13Marko Kump (Slo) Geox-TMC16
14Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard15
15Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural14
16Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental13
17Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team13
18Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE12
19Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling12
20Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun12
21Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural12
22Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel11
23Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling10
24Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada10
25Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC10

Mountains classification
1Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel19pts
2Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox10
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8
4Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8
5Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia8
6Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia6
7Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5
8Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE4
9Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE4
10Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental3
11Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team2

Combination classification
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7pts
2Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team16
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox17
4Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi18
5Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox33
6Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling42
7Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE56
8Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia57
9Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia65
10Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team75
11Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE111

Local rider classification
1Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC
2Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
3Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental
4Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León

Spanish rider classification
1Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team
2Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental
4Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
5Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel
6Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team
7Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
9Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural
10Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
11Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada

Teams classification
1Rabobank Cycling Team40:37:14
2Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:54
3EPM - UNE0:01:28
4Movistar Team0:03:42
5Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:13
6Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:38
7Orbea Continental0:07:56
8Sky Procycling0:11:15
9Barbot - Efapel0:12:02
10Saur - Sojasun0:12:23
11Saxo Bank Sungard0:15:05
12Caja Rural0:23:40
13Geox-TMC0:24:36
14Andalucia Caja Granada0:25:18
15Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:35:02

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