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Simon wins fifth stage in Volta a Catalunya

Saur-Sojasun's Simon wins fifth stage in Catalunya, Urán second

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — French rider Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) team won the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Friday after a sprint finish to end the 207.1km run between Ascó and Manresa. Colombia’s Rigoberto Urán of Team Sky narrowly missed his second win in as many days and Poland’s Sylvester Szmyd of Liquigas-Cannondale completed the top three.

Switzerland’s Michael Albasini (GreenEdge), winner of the first two stages, kept the overall lead.

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