Urtasun wins opening stage at Vuelta a Castilla y Leon

Euskaltel-Euskadi celebrates first win of the season

Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has won the opening stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, covering 194.8km from Arevalo to Valladolid. Urtasun delivered the Spanish WorldTour squad its first victory of the season with Francesco Lasca (Caja Rural) and Enrique Sanz (Movistar) rounding out the top three in the field sprint finale.

Urtusan also becomes the first general classification leader at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon and with time bonuses factored in he leads Lasca by four seconds and Sanz by six seconds overall. Fourth place finisher Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) and the remainder of the riders who finished in the 49-rider front group all trail by 10 seconds.

The first of three days of racing at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon was dominated by a seven-man break comprised of Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk), Pavel Kochetkov (RusVelo), César Fonte (Efapel-Glassdrive), Luis Mas (Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon), Dalivier Ospina (Colombia), Igor Merino (Euskadi) and Robert Sweeting (5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda).

The escapees pushed their advantage out to 10 minutes early in the stage, but steady pace-making in the peloton, particularly by Movistar, chipped away at their lead. While strong crosswinds split the peloton, nonetheless with 50km remaining the gap to the field had been reduced to a manageable 4:30.

The escapees pressed onwards in hoping the peloton would mistime its chase effort, but with 6km remaining the break was neutralised and the teams of the sprinters prepared to battle for stage honours.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi4:31:28 
2Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural  
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Jose J. Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team  
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi  
6Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
7Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun  
8Wilson A. Marentes (Col) Colombia  
9Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
11Ken Hanson (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
12Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
13Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
14Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
15Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
16Juan P. Suarez (Col) Colombia  
17Robinson E. Chalapud (Col) Colombia  
18Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural  
19Moises Dueñas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
20Roy Sentjens (Bel) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
21Juan Chamorro (Col) 472 - Colombia  
22Edson Calderon (Col) 472 - Colombia  
23Gennadiy Tatarinov (Rus) Rusvelo  
24Huub Duyn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
25Steve Bekaert (Bel) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
26Sergio F. Sousa (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
27Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
28David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
29Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo  
30César Fonte (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
31Ever A. Rivera (Col) 472 - Colombia  
32José I. Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Jorge Azanza ES Euskaltel Euskadi  
34Filipe D. Cardoso (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
35Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
36Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
37Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
38Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
39Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
40Julio A. Camacho (Col) Colombia  
41Hugo S. Salazar (Col) 472 - Colombia  
42Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
43Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) Rusvelo  
44Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
45Juan Villegas (Col) 472 - Colombia  
46Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
47Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Aritz Bagues (Spa) Euskadi  
49Victor De La Parte (Spa) SP Tableware  
50Dalivier Ospina (Col) Colombia0:00:15 
51Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
52Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
53Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:00:21 
54Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Rusvelo0:00:23 
55Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo0:00:26 
56Mikel Iturria (Spa) Euskadi0:00:28 
57Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:29 
58Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) SP Tableware  
59James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:00:34 
60Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon0:00:36 
61Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:00:40 
62Eloy Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team  
63Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
64Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:00:45 
65Camilo A. Suarez (Col) 472 - Colombia0:00:47 
66Arkimedes Arguelyes (Rus) Lokosphinx0:01:46 
67Hernani Broco (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
68Petrus Van Dijk (Ned) SP Tableware  
69Haritz Orbe (Spa) Euskadi  
70Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel Euskadi  
71Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:01:59 
72Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:49 
73Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel Euskadi  
74Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo  
75Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
76Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
77Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural  
78Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
79Max Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:04:07 
80Unai Iparragirre (Spa) Euskadi  
81Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
82Juan E. Arango (Col) Colombia  
83Eric Young (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
84Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
85Efren Carazo (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
86Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:11 
87Nathaniel English (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:06:06 
88Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
89Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Lokosphinx  
90Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
91Georgios Karatzios (Gre) SP Tableware  
92Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
93Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo  
94David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
95Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
96Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural  
97Jesus Castaño (Col) 472 - Colombia  
98Paul Poux (Fra) Sojasun  
99Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
100Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
101Neofytos Sakellaridis (Gre) SP Tableware  
102Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
103Igor Merino (Spa) Euskadi  
104Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
105Michael Friedman (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
106Adrian Palomares (Spa) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
107Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
108Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:07:00 
109Jóni Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
110Sandro Filipe Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
111David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun  
112Carlos A. Uran (Col) 472 - Colombia  
113Panagiotis Chatzakis (Gre) SP Tableware  
114Darío Hernández (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
115Sebastian Salas (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
116David Williams (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
117Vasileio Simantirakis (Gre) SP Tableware0:10:44 
118Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:27 
119Mikel Bizcarra (Spa) Euskadi  
120Juan C. Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi  
121Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural  
122Polydoropoulos D. (Gre) SP Tableware  
123Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
124Duber A. Quintero (Col) Colombia  
125Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFKai Reus (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
DNFThomas Raeymaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi25 pts
2Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural20 
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Jose J. Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team14 
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi12 
6Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi10 
7Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun9 
8Wilson A. Marentes (Col) Colombia8 
9Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team7 
10Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural6 
11Ken Hanson (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
12Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda4 
13Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks3 
14Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun2 
15Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx1 
Mountain - Alto De Velliza (Cat. 3), 166km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1César Fonte (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive3 pts
2Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon2 
3Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team13:34:24 
2Caja Rural  
3Euskaltel Euskadi  
4Colombia  
5Sojasun  
6Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
7Burgos BH - Castilla Y Leon  
8472 - Colombia  
9Efapel - Glassdrive  
10Rusvelo  
11Lokosphinx  
125 Hour Energy0:00:21 
13Euskadi0:00:28 
14SP Tableware0:02:15 
15Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:47 
16Team Novo Nordisk0:07:29 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi4:31:18 
2Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:00:04 
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:06 
4Jose J. Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:10 
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi  
6Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
7Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun  
8Wilson A. Marentes (Col) Colombia  
9Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
11Ken Hanson (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
12Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
13Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
14Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
15Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
16Juan P. Suarez (Col) Colombia  
17Robinson E. Chalapud (Col) Colombia  
18Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural  
19Moises Dueñas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
20Roy Sentjens (Bel) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
21Juan Chamorro (Col) 472 - Colombia  
22Edson Calderon (Col) 472 - Colombia  
23Gennadiy Tatarinov (Rus) Rusvelo  
24Huub Duyn (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
25Steve Bekaert (Bel) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
26Sergio F. Sousa (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
27Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
28David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
29Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo  
30César Fonte (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
31Ever A. Rivera (Col) 472 - Colombia  
32José I. Gutierrez (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Jorge Azanza ES Euskaltel Euskadi  
34Filipe D. Cardoso (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
35Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun  
36Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
37Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
38Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
39Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
40Julio A. Camacho (Col) Colombia  
41Hugo S. Salazar (Col) 472 - Colombia  
42Taylor Sheldon (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
43Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) Rusvelo  
44Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
45Juan Villegas (Col) 472 - Colombia  
46Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
47Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Aritz Bagues (Spa) Euskadi  
49Victor De La Parte (Spa) SP Tableware  
50Dalivier Ospina (Col) Colombia0:00:25 
51Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
52Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
53Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:00:31 
54Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Rusvelo0:00:33 
55Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo0:00:36 
56Mikel Iturria (Spa) Euskadi0:00:38 
57Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:39 
58Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) SP Tableware  
59James Stemper (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:00:44 
60Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon0:00:46 
61Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:00:50 
62Eloy Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team  
63Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
64Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:00:55 
65Camilo A. Suarez (Col) 472 - Colombia0:00:57 
66Arkimedes Arguelyes (Rus) Lokosphinx0:01:56 
67Hernani Broco (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
68Petrus Van Dijk (Ned) SP Tableware  
69Haritz Orbe (Spa) Euskadi  
70Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel Euskadi  
71Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:02:09 
72Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:02:59 
73Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel Euskadi  
74Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo  
75Ricardo Vilela (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
76Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun  
77Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural  
78Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
79Max Jenkins (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:04:17 
80Unai Iparragirre (Spa) Euskadi  
81Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
82Juan E. Arango (Col) Colombia  
83Eric Young (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
84Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
85Efren Carazo (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
86Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:21 
87Nathaniel English (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda0:06:16 
88Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
89Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Lokosphinx  
90Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
91Georgios Karatzios (Gre) SP Tableware  
92Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
93Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo  
94David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
95Jesus Del Pino (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
96Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural  
97Jesus Castaño (Col) 472 - Colombia  
98Paul Poux (Fra) Sojasun  
99Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
100Shawn Milne (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
101Neofytos Sakellaridis (Gre) SP Tableware  
102Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
103Igor Merino (Spa) Euskadi  
104Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
105Michael Friedman (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
106Adrian Palomares (Spa) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
107Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
108Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:07:10 
109Jóni Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
110Sandro Filipe Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive  
111David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun  
112Carlos A. Uran (Col) 472 - Colombia  
113Panagiotis Chatzakis (Gre) SP Tableware  
114Darío Hernández (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
115Sebastian Salas (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
116David Williams (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
117Vasileio Simantirakis (Gre) SP Tableware0:10:54 
118Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:37 
119Mikel Bizcarra (Spa) Euskadi  
120Juan C. Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi  
121Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural  
122Polydoropoulos D. (Gre) SP Tableware  
123Jon Aberasturi (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
124Duber A. Quintero (Col) Colombia  
125Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi25 pts
2Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural20 
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Jose J. Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team14 
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi12 
6Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi10 
7Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun9 
8Wilson A. Marentes (Col) Colombia8 
9Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team7 
10Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural6 
11Ken Hanson (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
12Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda4 
13Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks3 
14Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun2 
15Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1César Fonte (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive3 pts
2Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon2 
3Robert Sweeting (USA) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi2 pts
2Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural4 
3Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team6 
4Jose J. Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team8 
5Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi10 
6Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi12 
7Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun14 
8Wilson A. Marentes (Col) Colombia16 
9Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team18 
10Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural20 
11Ken Hanson (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies22 
Best rider from Castilla Leon classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi  
2Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 5 Hour Energy p/b Kenda  
3Moises Dueñas (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
4Efren Carazo (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team13:34:24 
2Caja Rural  
3Euskaltel Euskadi  
4Colombia  
5Sojasun  
6Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks  
7Burgos BH - Castilla Y Leon  
8472 - Colombia  
9Efapel - Glassdrive  
10Rusvelo  
11Lokosphinx  
125 Hour Energy0:00:21 
13Euskadi0:00:28 
14SP Tableware0:02:15 
15Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:47 
16Team Novo Nordisk0:07:29 

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