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Vuelta Asturias Julio Alvarez Mendo 2010

Date range:
April 28 - May 2, 2010

April 28, Stage 1: Oveido - Llanes 156.3km

Urtasun wins opening stage at Vuelta a Asturias

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Cycling News
Published:
April 28, 2010, 17:04 BST,
Updated:
April 28, 2010, 22:26 BST

Euskaltel rider is first race leader

Pablo Urtusan (Euskaltel-Euskadi) winning the first stage of the Vuelta Asturias.

Pablo Urtusan (Euskaltel-Euskadi) winning the first stage of the Vuelta Asturias.

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Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadi) won the first stage of the Vuelta a Asturias from Orviedo to Llanes in northern Spain on Wednesday.

His Euskaltel-Euskadi team dominated the final five kilometres of the 156km stage and then Urtasun timed his sprint perfectly, coming up on the barriers to pass Angel Vicioso (Andalucia) and Joaquin Sobrino (Seleccion Espana). Australia's Johnnie Walker (Footon-Servetto) finished eighth in the sprint.

Thank to his win and the time bonuses awarded to the first three riders, Urtasun also pulled on the leader's yellow jersey and leads Vicioso by six seconds. Sobrino is third at 8 seconds.

"The stage flew by. We covered over 50 kilometres in the first hour and the attacks happened one after another. It was only when
Landa and Corti attacked that we could take a break,” Urtasun said. “We then used our heads in the final part and worked in an orderly manner to control the last kilometre. The team was outstanding and all did a great job. They trusted me in the sprint and I’m very happy to repay that confidence with the win. I saw Vicioso go. I thought he was going a bit long, I managed to close the gap and achieve a big win.”

The stage finished earlier than scheduled after the bunch covering the first hour at an average of 48km/h despite the hot conditions.

Nico Siejmens (Cofidis) was the first to get away but was quickly caught as the bunch got ready for the early intermediate sprint. Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) won it, then as the pace eased, Marco Corti and Mikel Landa (Orbea) got away. They quickly opened a gap on the third category Ortiguero climb, mid-way through the stage and still had 6:30 with 50km to go.

The two fought to hold off the peloton, working smoothly together. It looked like they had a chance of victory but the Palmeiras and Miche teams, and then the Andalucia and CajaSur teams chased them down. They were caught with just eight kilometres to go as the sprinters' teams lined out the peloton.

Euskaltel-Euskadi then took over, with Under 23 world time trial champion setting a blistering pace in the final kilometre to set up Urtasun in the sprint.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:41:04  
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
3 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Spain    
4 Pedro M Soeiro (Por) Loule - Louletano    
5 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
6 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural    
7 Ricardo García (Spa) Orbea    
8 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
9 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
10 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia - Cajasur    
11 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
12 Krzyszcof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche    
13 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
14 Egoitz García (Spa) Caja Rural    
15 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Loule - Louletano    
16 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Loule - Louletano    
17 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Santiago Pérez (Spa) Loule - Louletano    
19 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
20 Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
21 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural    
22 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
23 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
24 Alejandro Marques Porto (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
25 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
26 Vladimir Isiachev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Marcos García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
28 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
29 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
30 Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
31 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
32 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche    
33 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
34 Pedro Lopes (Por) Loule - Louletano 0:00:06  
35 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
37 Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche    
38 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
39 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
40 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche    
41 Luis Felipe Laverde (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
42 Javier Etxarri (Spa) Spain    
43 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
45 Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
46 Jon Izagirre (Spa) Orbea    
47 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
48 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Caja Rural    
49 Nelson Victorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
50 Carlos A Ibáñez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
51 Andoni Blázquez (Spa) Orbea    
52 Bruno Pinto (Por) Loule - Louletano    
53 Jesús Merino Criado (Spa) Spain    
54 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
55 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
56 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
57 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
58 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
59 Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
60 Jonathan Perdiguero (Spa) Spain    
61 David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
62 Daniel Plaza (Spa) Spain    
63 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
64 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
65 Fader Ardila (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
66 Fabio Duarte (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
67 Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
68 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea    
69 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
70 Adrián Saez (Spa) Orbea    
71 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
72 José Carlos Lara (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
73 Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea    
74 Andrés A Antuña (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
75 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
76 Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea    
77 Jhon E Martínez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
78 Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
79 Celestino Pinho (Por) Loule - Louletano    
80 Thomas Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto    
81 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
82 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche    
83 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea    
84 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
85 Oscar Álvarez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
86 David De La Cruz (Spa) Caja Rural    
87 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
88 Eloy Carral (Spa) Spain    
89 Guillermo Lana (Spa) Caja Rural    
90 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural    
91 Daniel Allonca (Spa) Spain    
92 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
93 Alex Norberto Cano (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
94 Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche    
95 Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
96 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
97 Daniel Ania (Spa) Spain    
98 Tiago Silva (Por) Loule - Louletano 0:00:35  
99 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
100 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:45  
Mountain 1 - Alto del Ortiguero
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea 6  pts
2 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto 4  
3 Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira 2  
4 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira 1  
Sprint 1 - Arriondas
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  pts
2 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
3 Daniel Ania (Spa) Spain 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
2 Centro Ciclismo de Loule - Louletano    
3 Footon-Servetto    
4 Caja Rural    
5 Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
6 Xacobeo Galicia    
7 Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
8 Andalucia - Cajasur    
9 Miche    
10 Spain    
11 Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon    
12 Orbea    
13 Cafe de Colombia - Colombia es Pasion    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:40:52  
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:00:06  
3 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Spain 0:00:08  
4 Gonzalo Rabunal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:09  
5 Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:11  
6 Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
7 Pedro M Soeiro (Por) Loule - Louletano 0:00:12  
8 Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
9 José Herrada (Spa) Caja Rural    
10 Ricardo García (Spa) Orbea    
11 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
12 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia - Cajasur    
13 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
14 Krzyszcof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche    
15 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Egoitz García (Spa) Caja Rural    
17 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Loule - Louletano    
18 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Loule - Louletano    
19 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 Santiago Pérez (Spa) Loule - Louletano    
21 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
22 Aketza Peña (Spa) Caja Rural    
23 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
24 Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
25 Alejandro Marques Porto (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
26 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Vladimir Isiachev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
28 Marcos García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
29 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
30 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
31 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
32 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche    
33 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
34 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:15  
35 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
36 Mikel Landa (Spa) Orbea 0:00:16  
37 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
38 Daniel Ania (Spa) Spain 0:00:17  
39 Pedro Lopes (Por) Loule - Louletano 0:00:18  
40 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
41 Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche    
42 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural    
43 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
44 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche    
45 Luis Felipe Laverde (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
46 Javier Etxarri (Spa) Spain    
47 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
48 Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
49 Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
50 Jon Izagirre (Spa) Orbea    
51 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Caja Rural    
52 Nelson Victorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
53 Carlos A Ibáñez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
54 Andoni Blázquez (Spa) Orbea    
55 Bruno Pinto (Por) Loule - Louletano    
56 Jesús Merino Criado (Spa) Spain    
57 David Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
58 Diego Gallego (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
59 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
60 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
61 Luis Mas (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
62 Gregory Obando (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
63 Jonathan Perdiguero (Spa) Spain    
64 David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
65 Daniel Plaza (Spa) Spain    
66 Robinson Chalapud (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
67 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
68 Fader Ardila (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
69 Fabio Duarte (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
70 Iván Melero (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
71 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
72 Adrián Saez (Spa) Orbea    
73 José Carlos Lara (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
74 Xabier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea    
75 Andrés A Antuña (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
76 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
77 Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea    
78 Jhon E Martínez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
79 Gustavo Rodriguez Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
80 Celestino Pinho (Por) Loule - Louletano    
81 Thomas Faiers (GBr) Footon-Servetto    
82 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
83 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche    
84 Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea    
85 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne    
86 Oscar Álvarez (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
87 David De La Cruz (Spa) Caja Rural    
88 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
89 Eloy Carral (Spa) Spain    
90 Guillermo Lana (Spa) Caja Rural    
91 Rubén Reig (Spa) Caja Rural    
92 Daniel Allonca (Spa) Spain    
93 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
94 Alex Norberto Cano (Col) Cafe De Colombia - Colombia Es Pasion    
95 Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche    
96 Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira    
97 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
98 Tiago Silva (Por) Loule - Louletano 0:00:47  
99 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
100 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:57  
Regional rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Spain 3:41:00  
2 Santiago Pérez (Spa) Loule - Louletano 3:41:04  
3 Daniel Ania (Spa) Spain 3:41:09  
4 Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural 3:41:10  
5 Raúl Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
6 Andrés A Antuña (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla Y Leon    
7 Daniel Allonca (Spa) Spain