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Stybar wins Spanish World Cup round

Agence France Presse

Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea) won the fifth round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup on Sunday in Igorre, Spain.

Belgians Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) finished second and third. American Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) cracked the top 10 with an eighth-place finish.

Albert, the world cyclocross champion, retained his lead in the World Cup series with 370 points, just five points ahead of Stybar. Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-ProJob), fourth on the day, sits third overall with 279 points.

The sixth round of the World Cup will be December 20 in Kalmthout, Belgium.

1. Zdenek Stybar (Cze), Fidea, 1:02:12
2. Niels Albert (B), at 0:06
3. Sven Nys (B), at 0:33.
4. Klaas Vantornout (B), at 0:43.
5. Bart Wellens (B), at 0:50
6. Bart Aernouts (B), at 0:59.
7. Gerben de Knegt (Ned), at 1:03.
8. Jonathan Page (USA), at 1:17.
9. Radomir Simunek (Cze), at 1:19.
10. Erwin Vervecken (B), at 1:22.

World Cup overall (after 5 rounds)
1. Niels Albert (B), 370 points
2. Zdenek Stybar (Cze), 365
3. Klaas Vantornout (B), 279
4. Sven Nys (B), 270
5. Francis Mourey (F), 256

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