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Leonardo Duque Wins 16th Stage of Tour of Spain

Colombian cyclist Leonardo Duque has won the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain while Denis Menchov of Russia retained the overall lead.

Duque edged Russia's Alexander Kolobnev and Joan Horrach of Spain to win Tuesday's 161.5-kilometer stage, from Jaen to Puertollano in 4:39:00. Kolobnev was second and Horrach took third place, both credited with the same time.

Tuesday's results had no effect on the top 10 riders in the overall standings. Menchov continues to hold a lead of two minutes and one second over second-placed countryman Vladimir Efimkin. Cadel Evans of Australia is in third, two minutes and 27 seconds back.

Wednesday's 17th stage runs 180 kilometers, between Ciudad Real and Talavera de la Reina. The race ends Sunday in Madrid.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.