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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Six-Man Crash Costs Indurain Dear in Spain Tour

MURCIA, Spain -- Miguel Indurain lost more than 35 seconds to Tour of Spain leader Laurent Jalabert after being held up by a fall close to the end of the fourth stage.


Jalabert finished fifth in a sprint finish behind Belgian rider Tom Steels and is now more than a minute ahead of Indurain.


The big Spaniard is the only other pre-race favorite left in contention after Tony Rominger and Fernando Escartin had dropped more than seven minutes in Monday's stage.


"Let's see what happens later in the tough stages and the time trials," said Indurain on Tuesday.


In the wet and windy conditions, no group was able to escape the pack for long.


A crash involving Spaniard Inigo Chaurreau brought down half a dozen riders two kilometers from the line and broke the pack in two, with Indurain and Jalabert's ONCE team mate Alex Zuelle left behind.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)