Cycling; Tonkov makes it a double

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The Independent Online
Pavel Tonkov won his second stage of the Tour of Spain in three days yesterday, taking the 15th stage at Lacs de Covadonga, while the Swiss rider Alex Zulle retained the overall lead.

The 28-year-old Russian came home just seconds ahead of Zulle - who is bidding for a second successive triumph in the race - on the last of the mountain stages.

The big loser on the day was Zulle's compatriot, Laurent Dufaux, second last year, who was relegated to third overall by Spain's Fernando Escartin.