Garcia Depana escapes to win

Another long break proved to be successful, and David Garcia of Xacobeo Galicia took advantage of the situation. The original large group had disintegrated near the end, and he broke off from the remains of the group with three kilometres to go, to take the solo win by 17 seconds ahead of Nick Nuyens of Cofidis and Juan Manual Garate of Quick Step. Behind them - way behind them - the Astana-led peloton took its time, having an easy ride on a sunny day, and came in 14 minutes later with Alberto Contador still in the overall lead.

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