The third stage of the Vuelta de Andalucia was once again a hilly one. But despite the five hills the're were no huge differences at the end. A group of twenty five came in together with among them Mikel on the 9th place; Aitor on the 10th and Dionisio 23th. The stage was one by Alessandro Petacchi before Visconti and Ricco.
In the general rank Mikel Astarloza is now fourth, 1:36 down on Lastras.
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram 4.29.37 (38.721 km/h)
2 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quickstep ST
3 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott ST
9. Mikel Astarloza ST
10. Aitor Galdos ST
23. Dionisio Galparsoro ST
28. Jon Bru +0:15
33. Igor Anton +0:49
47. Jorge Azanza +1:56
69. Josu Agirre +7.12