Road: Fredrik Kessiakoff (Pro Team Astana) is in great shape and became tia. Perched on a windy La Covatilla he accompanied tight group and guarded their placement. He trod lightly, face expression showed no trace of fatigue and when favorites such as Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha Team) fell from put the Swede with the wheels in the hard edge of the wind.
Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) won the stage and took his finest victory of his career so far, when he upset Bauke Mollema (Rabobank). He ran the offense in the pitch and managed to follow when Sky Procycling upped the speed by Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins.
The British duo went up in lace at the edge of the attic and cracked resistant group with a few kilometers left to finish. Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff sat directly behind Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) got the drop which made Frederick ended up in a group just behind the lead. But further back were already including Joaquin Rodriguez, Daniel Moreno (Katusha Team) and Michele Scarponi.
Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) is one of those who are aiming for final victory in Madrid. He followed into an early lead but was way down inside the last kilometer. Frederick’s group made a strong finish and reduced time to lead and drove up with Van Den Broeck and Vincenzo Nibali.
Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff climbed up to a formidable fourth place in the abstract, 16 seconds off the lead in the Vuelta a España. In the morning waiting for the competition only paced stage that will be very interesting for Swedish side when Fredrik shown during the season that he might with to push itself against the clock.