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2009 Vuelta a España
August 29 - September 20, 2009

Pictures sent by Fotoreporter Sirotti from Stage 17, Wednesday, Sept 16, Ciudad Real - Talavera de la Reina, 175 km

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A big crash took down maybe 30 riders, including second-place Robert Gesink and sixth-place Ezequiel Mosquera. ©Unipublic
Gesink gets some on-the-raod repair work done. It's not known if Gesink or Mosquera will start tomorrow. ©Unipublic
Valverde waits while his bike is repaired. ©Unipublic
Anthony Roux was the last surviving member of an early break. The sprinters almost caught him, but not quite.
It's safe to salute the crowd now.
Alejandro Valverde finishes the stage in the peloton. Tomorrow and Friday are days in the high mountains.