Stefan Kung won a 14.3km individual time trial to claim the overall lead of the Tour of Valencia on Saturday.
The Swiss time-trial specialist clocked 16min 12sec with Movistar’s Nelson Oliveira in second, 11 seconds off the pace.
Overnight leader Enric Mas (Movistar) punctured in the final kilometer and finished 1:27 slower than Küng’s winning time. The Spaniard drops down to third on the podium.
Kung goes into the concluding 91km stage as favourite to win the race with Oliveira just six seconds down in the overall.