Cycling - Degenkolb wins Tour of Spain fifth stage, Matthews leads

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Cycling - Degenkolb wins Tour of Spain fifth stage, Matthews leads
Team Giant -Shimano's German rider John Degenkolb celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the 69th edition of "La Vuelta" Tour of Spain, a 164,7 km ride from Mairena del Alcor to Cordoba, on August 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)

- Germany's John Degenkolb won his second stage of the Tour of Spain in as many days in a controversial finish on Wednesday as Michael Matthews extended his overall lead.

France's Nacer Bouhanni, who won the second stage, claimed he was blocked out by Degenkolb as he tried to pass at the finish line of the 180km stage ride from Priego de Cordoba to Ronda.

However, he had to settle for second with Moreno Hofland of the Netherlands in third.

Aussie rider Matthews finished along with the leaders to extend his lead over race favourite Nairo Quintana of Colombia to 13 seconds.


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