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Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia 2010

Date range:
March 3- 7, 2010

March 07, Stage 5: Redyser (Murcia) - Murcia 121.1km

Rabon wins Vuelta Murcia

By:
Daniel Simms
Published:
March 07, 2010, 13:04 GMT,
Updated:
March 07, 2010, 20:30 GMT

Theo Bos wins final sprint stage

Theo Bos (Cervelo TestTest) wins again

Theo Bos (Cervelo TestTest) wins again

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Frantisek Rabon (HTC-Columbia) finished safely in the peloton on the final flat stage of the race to win the Tour of Murcia ahead of Denis Menchov and Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky).

Theo Bos (Cervelo TestTeam) won the final 121km stage to Murcia, beating Graeme Brown (Rabobank) and Daniel Schorn (Team NetApp).

"As we expected Rabobank set the tempo in the front but my teammates stayed around me providing perfect support," said Bos.

"It was really a fast finale and that is really good for me. Brown was in my wheel and I knew that I had to watch him. With 300 meters to go I opened the sprint and saw Brown coming out of my wheel. When he tried to pass me I accelerated and he was not able to pass me and came back in my wheel. The team did a great job for me today."

Menchov suffered a puncture in the final 30km of the stage but was quickly brought back to the bunch by his teammates. He finished 38 seconds behind Rabon in the final overall classification after finishing second to the flying Czech in Saturday's 22km time trial. Wiggins was third at 53 seconds.

Lance Armstrong (Team RadioShack) finished in the bunch and so secured seventh overall, 1:23 behind Rabon.

The victory in the five-day Tour of Murcia was the first career stage race win for the Czech time trial champion, who was well protected by his teammates on the final stage.

"The first 40 kilometres of the final stage, before the one big climb of the day, were a bit crazy with attacks going everywhere," said HTC-Columbia sports director Tristan Hoffman. "But afterwards we kept it all under control.

"At one point there was a break of nine riders, with one of them a potential threat because he was less than three minutes behind Frankie [Rabon] on the overall. Fortunately, he dropped out of the break and we combined with the sprinters' teams to close things down.

"Frankie's always been a great time triallist, but now he's getting much better on the climbs, too, so we weren't too worried."

Full Results
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 2:43:35  
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
3 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp    
4 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
5 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team    
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky    
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram    
8 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
9 Manuel Anton (Spa) Spanish National Team    
10 Ian Wilkilson (GBr) Endura Racing    
11 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian National Team    
12 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
13 Egor Korolev (Rus) Russian National Team    
14 Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing    
15 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
16 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia    
17 Artur Ershow (Rus) Russian National Team    
18 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
19 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
20 Krzystof Jezowsky (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
21 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
22 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram    
23 James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing    
24 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana    
25 Salvador Guardiola (Spa) Spanish National Team    
26 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank    
27 Sergey Chernetskiy (Rus) Russian National Team    
28 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
29 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing    
30 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Spanish National Team    
31 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana    
32 Maxim Kozyrev (Rus) Russian National Team    
33 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia    
34 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank    
35 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam    
36 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
37 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
38 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky    
39 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
40 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
41 Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
42 Robert Bartko (Ger) German National Team    
43 Ross Creber (GBr) Endura Racing    
44 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
45 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Radioshack    
46 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
47 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing    
48 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Team Sky    
49 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank    
50 Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing    
51 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky    
52 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
53 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
54 Lukasz Bodnart (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
55 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural    
56 Arturo Mora (Spa) Caja Rural    
57 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
58 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
59 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack    
60 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp    
61 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
62 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
63 Stefan Schafer (Ger) German National Team    
64 José Carlos Lara (Spa) Spanish National Team    
65 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
66 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Sky    
67 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural    
68 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia    
69 Robert Bengsch (Ger) German National Team    
70 Víctor Cabedo (Spa) Spanish National Team    
71 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
72 Vitor Rodrigues (Por) Caja Rural    
73 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack    
74 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural    
75 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram    
76 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam    
77 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank    
78 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
79 Nico Keinath (Ger) Team Netapp    
80 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank    
81 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack    
82 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack    
83 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
84 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
85 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
86 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
87 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
88 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
89 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
90 Bjorn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:18  
91 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
92 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:46  
93 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
94 Adan Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:55  
95 Marcel Barth (Ger) German National Team    
96 Joao Correia (Por) Cervélo TestTeam    
97 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Spanish National Team    
98 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
99 Tomasz Lisowicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:11:01  
100 Alexander Sokolov (Rus) Russian National Team    
DNF Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Caja Rural    
DNS Erik Mohs (Ger) German National Team    
DNS Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
Points
1 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 25 pts
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 20  
3 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 16  
4 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 14  
5 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team 12  
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky 10  
7 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 9  
8 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 8  
9 Manuel Anton (Spa) Spanish National Team 7  
10 Ian Wilkilson (GBr) Endura Racing 6  
11 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian National Team 5  
12 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 4  
13 Egor Korolev (Rus) Russian National Team 3  
14 Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing 2  
15 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 1  
Sprint 1 - Santomera
1 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 3 pts
2 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 2  
3 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 1  
Sprint 2 - La Alberca
1 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 3 pts
2 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 2  
3 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 1  
Mountain 1 - Alto Cabezo de la Plata (Cat. 2)
1 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 6 pts
2 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 4  
3 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 2  
4 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 1  
Teams
1 Russian National Team 8:10:45  
2 Astana    
3 Endura Racing    
4 Rabobank    
5 Spanish National Team    
6 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
7 Team Netapp    
8 Team Milram    
9 CCC Polsat Polkowice    
10 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
11 Team HTC - Columbia    
12 Garmin - Transitions    
13 German National Team    
14 Cervélo TestTeam    
15 Team Radioshack    
16 Caja Rural    
Final general classification
1 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 16:01:24  
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:00:38  
3 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:53  
4 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 0:00:57  
5 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 0:01:21  
6 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:23  
7 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack    
8 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:41  
9 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 0:01:42  
10 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:01:59  
11 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:14  
12 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 0:02:15  
13 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:21  
14 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 0:02:24  
15 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:30  
16 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack    
17 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:31  
18 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:38  
19 Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing 0:02:41  
20 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack 0:02:42  
21 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 0:03:10  
22 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:16  
23 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:05:13  
24 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:05:14  
25 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 0:05:37  
26 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:06:00  
27 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:06:37  
28 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:06:52  
29 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
30 Gert Dockx (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:07:02  
31 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:07:20  
32 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural 0:07:58  
33 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 0:08:17  
34 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Sky 0:08:33  
35 Sergey Chernetskiy (Rus) Russian National Team 0:08:45  
36 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 0:09:45  
37 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:09:53  
38 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana 0:10:06  
39 Vitor Rodrigues (Por) Caja Rural 0:10:38  
40 Ian Wilkilson (GBr) Endura Racing 0:11:16  
41 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:11:22  
42 Egor Korolev (Rus) Russian National Team 0:11:58  
43 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam 0:12:33  
44 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Radioshack 0:13:16  
45 Salvador Guardiola (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:13:59  
46 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:14:14  
47 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:25  
48 Artur Ershow (Rus) Russian National Team 0:15:26  
49 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 0:15:27  
50 Gregory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 0:16:00  
51 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 0:16:11  
52 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing 0:17:11  
53 Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing 0:17:16  
54 Dariusz Batek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:18:03  
55 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:21:53  
56 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 0:22:16  
57 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 0:22:57  
58 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural 0:23:54  
59 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:26:22  
60 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian National Team 0:26:54  
61 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 0:26:57  
62 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:27:18  
63 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack 0:27:56  
64 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:28:03  
65 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:30:25  
66 Nico Keinath (Ger) Team Netapp 0:30:26  
67 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp 0:31:51  
68 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Team Sky 0:32:31  
69 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky 0:33:47  
70 José Carlos Lara (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:34:01  
71 Arturo Mora (Spa) Caja Rural 0:34:24  
72 Bjorn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram 0:34:31  
73 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team 0:36:21  
74 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:36:46  
75 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:37:05  
76 James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing 0:37:16  
77 Stefan Schafer (Ger) German National Team 0:38:27  
78 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:39:33  
79 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Team HTC - Columbia 0:39:34  
80 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 0:41:02  
81 Víctor Cabedo (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:41:33  
82 Krzystof Jezowsky (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:46:18  
83 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 0:46:20  
84 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 0:46:37  
85 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp 0:46:58  
86 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank 0:47:40  
87 Manuel Anton (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:50:45  
88 Joao Correia (Por) Cervélo TestTeam 0:51:01  
89 Robert Bengsch (Ger) German National Team 0:51:47  
90 Lukasz Bodnart (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:51:57  
91 Robert Bartko (Ger) German National Team 0:52:04  
92 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:52:12  
93 Marcel Barth (Ger) German National Team 0:52:41  
94 Ross Creber (GBr) Endura Racing 0:55:21  
95 Maxim Kozyrev (Rus) Russian National Team 0:56:46  
96 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Spanish National Team 0:57:20  
97 Adan Sznitko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:01:39  
98 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Spanish National Team 1:02:20  
99 Tomasz Lisowicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:03:41  
100 Alexander Sokolov (Rus) Russian National Team 1:07:53  
Points classification
1 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 60 pts
2 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 35  
3 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 35  
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 34  
5 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 32  
6 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 32  
7 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 28  
8 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 26  
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack 26  
10 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo TestTeam 25  
11 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 23  
12 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 23  
13 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 23  
14 Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Radioshack 21  
15 Ian Wilkilson (GBr) Endura Racing 20  
16 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 19  
17 Russell Downing (GBr) Team Sky 18  
18 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 17  
19 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 17  
20 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 15  
21 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 12  
22 Henning Bommel (Ger) German National Team 12  
23 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 11  
24 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank 10  
25 Krzystof Jezowsky (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 10  
26 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam 9  
27 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 8  
28 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp 8  
29 Jack Bauer (NZl) Endura Racing 7  
30 Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian National Team 7  
31 Manuel Anton (Spa) Spanish National Team 7  
32 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 6  
33 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 6  
34 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana 6  
35 Egor Korolev (Rus) Russian National Team 6  
36 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana 6  
37 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp 5  
38 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram 4  
39 Víctor Cabedo (Spa) Spanish National Team 4  
40 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
41 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 3  
42 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram 3  
43 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 2  
44 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana 2  
45 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack 2  
46 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 2  
47 Marcel Barth (Ger) German National Team 2  
48 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
49 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 1  
Sprints classification
1 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 12 pts
2 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 5  
3 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 3  
4 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 3  
5 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 2  
6 Marcel Barth (Ger) German National Team 2  
7 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack 2  
8 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 2  
9 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 1  
10 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana 1  
11 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountains classification
1 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 30 pts
2 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 22  
3 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo TestTeam 22  
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 20  
5 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 8  
6 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural 8  
7 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp 8  
8 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Transitions 7  
9 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 6  
10 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 4  
11 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
12 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing 4  
13 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural 2  
14 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions 2  
15 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Astana 2  
16 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 2  
17 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 2  
18 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky 1  
19 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 1  
20 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 1  
21 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 1  
22 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 1  
Teams classification
1 Rabobank 48:07:49  
2 Team Radioshack 0:00:22  
3 Astana 0:02:16  
4 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:30  
5 Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:04  
6 Team Milram 0:06:01  
7 Garmin - Transitions 0:06:06  
8 Cervélo TestTeam 0:07:25  
9 Caja Rural 0:15:45  
10 Endura Racing 0:24:18  
11 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:25:30  
12 Team Netapp 0:26:44  
13 Russian National Team 0:31:37  
14 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:59:55  
15 Spanish National Team 1:13:10  
16 German National Team 1:50:40