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PAL, Andorra (AP) _ Jose Maria Jimenez won Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour of Spain, while U.S. rider Levi Leipheimer moved up to fourth place behind new overall leader Oscar Sevilla.

Jimenez, a Spaniard with the ibanesto.com team, pulled away with 12 miles left, on the descent of the fifth of the day's six climbs. He completed the 96.3 miles to the ski station at Pal in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 28 seconds.

``If you had asked me before the stage whether I thought I could win it, I would have said, 'No.' I was concentrating more on Thursday's time trial,'' Jimenez said. ``Once I was close to the finish though I felt strong and just decided to go for it.''

A group of seven riders crossed together next, 1:44 behind.

Leipheimer couldn't keep up over the last four miles and finished 11th.

Sevilla, a Spaniard who rides for Kelme, regained the overall lead that he held for two days last week. He's 37 seconds ahead of countryman Angel Casero, and 1:46 ahead of Juan Miguel Mercado. Leipheimer, the only non-Spaniard in the top six, is 2:27 back.

Leipheimer, who rides for Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service team, has a chance to become the first American to finish in the top three at the Tour of Spain.

The race ends in Madrid on Sept. 30.

Marco Pantani, the 1998 Tour de France winner, dropped out Wednesday.

Thursday's 12th stage of the Tour of Spain is a 10.7-mile mountain time trial from Ordino to Arcalis.