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Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 2012

Date range:
February 19-23, 2012

February 19, Prologue - (ITT): San Fernando 6km

Gretsch wins Andalucia prologue

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Cycling News
Published:
February 19, 2012, 12:41 GMT,
Updated:
February 19, 2012, 17:01 GMT

Aranburu and Coppel round off the podium in Spain

Patrick Gretsch (Project 1T4i) takes the prologue at the Vuelta a Andalucia

Patrick Gretsch (Project 1T4i) takes the prologue at the Vuelta a Andalucia

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Patrick Gretsch continued a great day for Germany and Project 1T4i by winning the prologue to the Tour of Andalucia on Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day Gretsch's teammate and compatriot Marcel Kittel had won the final stage at the Tour of Oman.

Gretsch won the 6km stage in a time of 6:49, and came home clear of local favourite Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack-Nissan) and Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun). The race begins in earnest tomorrow with a 198km stage to the town Benalmadena on the outskirts of Malaga.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4I 0:06:49  
2 Markel Irizar (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:02  
3 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:03  
4 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:06  
5 Goikan Bille (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:08  
6 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:10  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:11  
9 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1T4I    
10 José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:12  
11 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan    
12 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
13 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
14 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:15  
15 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
16 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:16  
17 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Netapp    
19 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:17  
20 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
21 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:18  
22 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
23 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
24 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:19  
25 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
27 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:00:20  
28 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21  
29 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
30 Siron Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
31 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:22  
32 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Andalucia    
33 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:23  
34 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
35 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team    
37 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:24  
38 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
39 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
40 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
41 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:25  
43 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp    
45 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:26  
46 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp    
47 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4I 0:00:27  
48 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4I    
49 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
50 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:28  
51 Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1T4I    
52 Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
53 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29  
54 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
55 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Andalucia    
56 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:30  
57 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto - Belisol Team    
58 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
59 Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:31  
60 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
61 Rene Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost 0:00:32  
62 Stefan Vann Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
63 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural    
64 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
65 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:33  
66 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
67 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
68 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp    
69 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:34  
70 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10    
71 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha Team    
72 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:35  
73 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
74 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
75 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:36  
76 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
77 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
78 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:37  
79 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
81 Óscar Freire (Spa) Katusha Team    
82 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
83 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:39  
84 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
85 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
86 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
87 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:40  
88 Juan J Lobato (Spa) Andalucia    
89 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:41  
90 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
91 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
92 Johahnes Frohlinger (Ger) Project 1T4I    
93 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:00:43  
95 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1T4I 0:00:44  
96 Igor Romero (Spa) Caja Rural    
97 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia    
98 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:45  
99 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:47  
100 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:48  
101 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
102 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
103 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural    
104 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:49  
105 Daniel Domínguez (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost    
106 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:00:51  
107 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
108 David De La Fuente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:52  
109 Nikita Novikon (Rus) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
110 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:59  
111 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural 0:01:04  
112 Leo Menville (Fra) Team NSP - Ghost 0:01:19  
General classification after prologue
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4I 0:00:49  
2 Markel Irizar (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:02  
3 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:03  
4 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:06  
5 Goikan Bille (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:08  
6 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:10  
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
8 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:11  
9 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1T4I    
10 José Iván Gutiérrez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:12  
11 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan    
12 Jens Voigt (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
13 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
14 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:15  
15 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
16 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:16  
17 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Netapp    
19 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:17  
20 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
21 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:18  
22 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan    
23 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
24 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:19  
25 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
27 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:00:20  
28 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21  
29 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
30 Siron Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
31 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp 0:00:22  
32 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Andalucia    
33 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:23  
34 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
35 Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team    
37 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:24  
38 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
39 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
40 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
41 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:25  
43 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp    
45 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team 0:00:26  
46 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp    
47 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4I 0:00:27  
48 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4I    
49 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
50 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:28  
51 Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1T4I    
52 Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
53 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29  
54 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
55 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Andalucia    
56 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:30  
57 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto - Belisol Team    
58 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
59 Frank Schleck (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:31  
60 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
61 Rene Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost 0:00:32  
62 Stefan Vann Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
63 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural    
64 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
65 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:33  
66 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
67 Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp    
68 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp    
69 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:34  
70 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10    
71 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha Team    
72 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:35  
73 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
74 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
75 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:36  
76 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
77 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
78 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:37  
79 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
81 Óscar Freire (Spa) Katusha Team    
82 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
83 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:39  
84 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
85 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
86 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto - Belisol Team    
87 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:40  
88 Juan J Lobato (Spa) Andalucia    
89 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:41  
90 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
91 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
92 Johahnes Frohlinger (Ger) Project 1T4I    
93 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:00:43  
95 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1T4I 0:00:44  
96 Igor Romero (Spa) Caja Rural    
97 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia    
98 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:45  
99 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:47  
100 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:48  
101 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost    
102 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas    
103 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural    
104 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:49  
105 Daniel Domínguez (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost    
106 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:00:51  
107 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
108 David De La Fuente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:52  
109 Nikita Novikon (Rus) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
110 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Verandas 0:00:59  
111 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural 0:01:04  
112 Leo Menville (Fra) Team NSP - Ghost 0:01:19  
Andalucian classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:19  
2 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural 0:07:21  
3 Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:07:24  
4 Juan J Lobato (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:29  
5 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:33  
6 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:34  
7 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:38  
8 Daniel Domínguez (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost    
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Radioshack-Nissan 0:20:51  
2 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:10  
3 Project 1T4I 0:00:14  
4 Movistar Team 0:00:22  
5 Team Netapp 0:00:24  
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:32  
7 Lotto Belisol Team    
8 Saur - Sojasun    
9 Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:36  
10 Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43  
11 Katusha Team 0:00:49  
12 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:53  
13 Andalucia 0:00:57  
14 Team NSP - Ghost 0:01:08  
15 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:01:20  
16 Caja Rural 0:01:35