Cycling: Anton back on top in the Pyrenees

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The Independent Online

Specialist climber Igor Anton of Spain launched a stunning counter-attack to take his second solo win in stage 11 of the Tour of Spain yesterday and regain the overall lead. Ezequiel Mosquera was second, three seconds behind, on the race's only Pyrenean stage, with Xavier Tondo making it an all-Spanish podium.

Anton, after appearing to struggle midway on the final ascent to Pal when he was dropped by Mosquera, then attacked and roared past Mosquera with a kilometre.

The Euskaltel-Euskadi rider, who briefly lost the leader's jersey on Tuesday, is 45 seconds ahead of the Italian Vincenzo Nibali in the overall standings and 1:04 in front of third-placed Tondo as the race heads into two flat stages.

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