Cycling - Hivert wins first Ruta del Sol stage

Jonathan Hivert of Sojasun won the first stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol in Ubrique.

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Cycling - Hivert wins first Ruta del Sol stage
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Jonathan Hivert, Team Sojasun, 2013

Hivert won the sprint to lead home a large breakaway group on a 164km stage which featured three climbs.

An early four-man breakaway that started just 4km into the race was reeled in at the 100km mark,

Prologue winner Alejandro Valverde finished second to retain the lead in the general classification.

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