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Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia 2011

Date range:
March 4- 6, 2011

March 04, Stage 1: San Pedro del Pinatar - Alhama de Murcia 178.7km

Matthews strikes again in Murcia sprint

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Cycling News
Published:
March 04, 2011, 15:45 GMT,
Updated:
March 04, 2011, 21:58 GMT

Under 23 world champion beats Downing and Appollonio

Under 23 world road race champion Michael Matthews (Rabobank) won the first stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia, confirming yet again that he has the speed and tenacity to win sprints in his first season as a professional.

Matthews was given an excellent lead-out by the Rabobank team, which chased down the break of the day and a late three-rider attack. Rabobank also had Theo Bos in its roster for the Spanish race but Matthews won it, beating Team Sky’s Russell Downing and Davide Appollonio.

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-SunGard) finished safely in the main peloton in 14th place.

The 178.7km hilly stage was characterised by a six-rider break that formed after just five kilometres. With the Spanish weather wet and cloudy, the peloton was happy to them hang out front for most of the stage.

Carlos Verona (Spain), Pablo Lechuga (Andalucía-Caja Granada), Laurent Mangel (Saur Sojasun), Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano), Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM) and José María Alcaraz (KTM-Murcia) opened a 5:50 gap after just 28km but that was as far as they got, as Rabobank, Team Sky and Saxo Bank-SunGard rode tempo to keep them under control.

Mangel was the first to the top of the three climbs during the stage and so secured the climber’s jersey, while Timmer won the intermediate sprint after 130km.

However the peloton closed them down and caught everyone except Mangel on the last climb and fast finale. And even Mangel was swept up with 10 kilometres to go as the sprinters’ teams prepared for a fast finish.

Rafael Valls (Geox-TMC), Francisco Pérez (Movistar) and Chris Jones (UnitedHealthcare) tried a late attack with three kilometres to go but they were also pulled back, with Valls the last to be caught inside the final kilometre.

Rabobank and Team Sky then took over but the Dutch ProTeam struck again, taking their eleventh win of the 2011 season.

Full Results
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4:26:09  
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
4 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural    
5 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
8 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
9 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
12 Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:02  
13 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
15 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing    
16 Salvador Guardiola Tora (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
17 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC    
18 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team    
20 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
22 Marcos Garcia (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
23 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain    
24 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
25 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
26 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
27 Samuel Nicolás (Spa) Spain    
28 Rubén Fernández (Spa) Spain    
29 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
32 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
34 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team    
35 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
36 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
37 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
38 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC    
41 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
42 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
44 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:10  
45 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:18  
46 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:20  
47 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
48 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Endura Racing    
49 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
50 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing    
51 Francisco García Nicolás (Spa) Spain    
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
53 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
55 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
56 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
57 Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
58 Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
59 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:29  
60 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:31  
61 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
62 Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Spain    
63 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC    
64 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
65 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spain 0:00:34  
66 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard    
67 Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
68 Alexey Markov (Rus) Russia    
69 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
70 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain    
71 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:37  
72 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural    
73 Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
74 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC    
75 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
76 Oscar Garcia-Casarrubios Pintor (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
77 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
78 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
79 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
80 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team    
81 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
82 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard    
83 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing    
84 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
85 Serguey Frisanov (Rus) Russia    
86 Jaume Rovira Pous (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
87 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
88 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
89 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
90 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
91 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
92 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
93 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
94 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
95 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
96 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
97 David Clarke (GBr) Endura Racing    
98 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
99 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural    
100 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
101 Rubén Reig Conejero (Spa) Caja Rural    
102 Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
103 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
104 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:13  
105 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
106 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
107 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russia    
108 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:30  
109 Evgeniy Kovalev (Rus) Russia 0:01:32  
110 Hector Gonzalez Baeza (Spa) KTM - Murcia 0:01:39  
111 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:02:12  
112 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:03:14  
113 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russia 0:03:48  
114 Kiril Yatsevich (Rus) Russia 0:05:23  
115 José María Alcaraz Franco (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
116 Philip Schinagl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:05:33  
117 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
118 John Anderson (Aus) Endura Racing    
119 Philipp Grömer (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
120 Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
121 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
122 Lukas Ranacher (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:08:06  
123 Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russia 0:08:41  
124 Callum Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing    
125 Lars Pria (Rou) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:10:42  
Points
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 25 pts
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 16  
4 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 14  
5 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano 12  
6 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 10  
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 9  
8 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 8  
9 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 7  
10 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC 6  
11 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 5  
12 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano 4  
13 Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
14 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 1  
Sprint 1 - Alhama
1 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 3 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 José María Alcaraz Franco (Spa) KTM - Murcia 1  
Mountain 1 - Portmán (Cat. 3)
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain 1  
Mountain 2 - Cedacero (Cat. 3)
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain 1  
Mountain 3 - Cola del Caballo (Cat. 3)
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain 1  
Teams
1 Skil - Shimano 13:18:27  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:02  
3 Caja Rural    
4 Geox-TMC 0:00:04  
5 Saur - Sojasun    
6 Saxo Bank Sungard    
7 Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Movistar Team 0:00:06  
9 Spain    
10 KTM - Murcia 0:00:24  
11 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Endura Racing 0:00:42  
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:47  
15 Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:10  
16 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:11  
17 Russia 0:02:24  
18 ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:11:43  
General classification after stage 1
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 4:26:09  
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling    
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
4 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural    
5 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
8 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
9 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
11 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
12 Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:02  
13 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
14 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
15 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing    
16 Salvador Guardiola Tora (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
17 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC    
18 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
19 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team    
20 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Sky Procycling    
21 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
22 Marcos Garcia (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
23 Jordi Simon (Spa) Spain    
24 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
25 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
26 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
27 Samuel Nicolás (Spa) Spain    
28 Rubén Fernández (Spa) Spain    
29 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
30 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
32 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
34 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team    
35 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
36 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
37 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
38 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
39 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC    
41 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
42 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
43 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
44 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:10  
45 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:18  
46 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:20  
47 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
48 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Endura Racing    
49 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
50 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Endura Racing    
51 Francisco García Nicolás (Spa) Spain    
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
53 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
55 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
56 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
57 Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
58 Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
59 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:29  
60 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:31  
61 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
62 Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Spain    
63 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC    
64 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
65 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Spain 0:00:34  
66 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard    
67 Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
68 Alexey Markov (Rus) Russia    
69 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
70 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain    
71 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:37  
72 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural    
73 Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
74 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC    
75 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
76 Oscar Garcia-Casarrubios Pintor (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
77 Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
78 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
79 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
80 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team    
81 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
82 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard    
83 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing    
84 Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
85 Serguey Frisanov (Rus) Russia    
86 Jaume Rovira Pous (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
87 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
88 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
89 David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
90 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
91 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
92 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
93 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
94 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
95 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
96 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
97 David Clarke (GBr) Endura Racing    
98 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
99 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural    
100 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
101 Rubén Reig Conejero (Spa) Caja Rural    
102 Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
103 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
104 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:13  
105 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
106 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
107 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russia    
108 Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:01:30  
109 Evgeniy Kovalev (Rus) Russia 0:01:32  
110 Hector Gonzalez Baeza (Spa) KTM - Murcia 0:01:39  
111 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:02:12  
112 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:03:14  
113 Alexander Serov (Rus) Russia 0:03:48  
114 Kiril Yatsevich (Rus) Russia 0:05:23  
115 José María Alcaraz Franco (Spa) KTM - Murcia    
116 Philip Schinagl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:05:33  
117 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
118 John Anderson (Aus) Endura Racing    
119 Philipp Grömer (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
120 Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
121 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
122 Lukas Ranacher (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:08:06  
123 Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russia 0:08:41  
124 Callum Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing    
125 Lars Pria (Rou) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:10:42  
Points classification
1 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 25 pts
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  
3 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 16  
4 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 14  
5 Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano 12  
6 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 10  
7 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 9  
8 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 8  
9 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural 7  
10 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC 6  
11 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 5  
12 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano 4  
13 Rubén Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
14 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 1  
Sprint classification
1 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 3 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 José María Alcaraz Franco (Spa) KTM - Murcia 1  
Mountains classification
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 9 pts
2 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
3 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Spain 3  
Teams classification
1 Skil - Shimano 13:18:27  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:02  
3 Caja Rural    
4 Geox-TMC 0:00:04  
5 Saur - Sojasun    
6 Saxo Bank Sungard    
7 Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Movistar Team 0:00:06  
9 Spain    
10 KTM - Murcia 0:00:24  
11 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
12 Endura Racing 0:00:42  
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:47  
15 Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:10  
16 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:11  
17 Russia 0:02:24  
18 ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer 0:11:43