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Valverde smokes Ruta del Sol prologue

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Boasson Hagen's powers a sprint in the finish line

Boasson Hagen's powers a sprint in the finish line
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As usual in Spain, the authorities tend to step to the podium before the sportsmen. Izagirre gets relegated here in favor of a politician who shows a convenient Livestrong wristband

As usual in Spain, the authorities tend to step to the podium before the sportsmen. Izagirre gets relegated here in favor of a politician who shows a convenient Livestrong wristband
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CASI, host of this prologue, is a vegetables wholesale firm. Its president looks way happier than Tom Dumoulin on this pic

CASI, host of this prologue, is a vegetables wholesale firm. Its president looks way happier than Tom Dumoulin on this pic
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Alejandro Valverde, prologue winner

Alejandro Valverde, prologue winner
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Javi Moreno (Movistar), best Andalusian rider

Javi Moreno (Movistar), best Andalusian rider
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Moreno, Izagirre and Valverde commenting the outcome of the race

Moreno, Izagirre and Valverde commenting the outcome of the race
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Detail on Izagirre's pocket

Detail on Izagirre's pocket
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Tom Dumoulin (Giant)

Tom Dumoulin (Giant)
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Everlasting Davide Rebellin (CCC)

Everlasting Davide Rebellin (CCC)
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Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN)

Daniel Teklehaimanot (MTN)
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Juan Carlos Escámez (Movistar's masseur) takes care of Ion Izagirre

Juan Carlos Escámez (Movistar's masseur) takes care of Ion Izagirre
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Moreno Hofland (Belkin), another rider who crashed today in the technical percourse

Moreno Hofland (Belkin), another rider who crashed today in the technical percourse
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Tomasz Marczynski, last-minute signing for CCC

Tomasz Marczynski, last-minute signing for CCC
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Relatively long beard for Simon Geschke (Giant)

Relatively long beard for Simon Geschke (Giant)
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Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Belkin)

Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Belkin)
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Byron Guama, national star of Team Ecuador

Byron Guama, national star of Team Ecuador
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Vasil Kiryienka (Sky)

Vasil Kiryienka (Sky)
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Piotr Havik (Rabobank) had a bad crash

Piotr Havik (Rabobank) had a bad crash
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Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural) is tanned... Except for the strips of the helmet.

Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural) is tanned... Except for the strips of the helmet.
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Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural), looking focused in the warm up

Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural), looking focused in the warm up
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Javi Moreno (Movistar) made a good effort to finish 8th

Javi Moreno (Movistar) made a good effort to finish 8th
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
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Peter Kennaugh chills out short after the prologue, showing his dark, carefully brushed hair

Peter Kennaugh chills out short after the prologue, showing his dark, carefully brushed hair
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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana)

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana)
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Bauke Mollema's first race on his TT Bianchi

Bauke Mollema's first race on his TT Bianchi
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Rabobank young guns

Rabobank young guns
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Team Ecuador made its debut today. It couldn't race with the logo of its main sponsor, Movistar Ecuador, for being the same of Movistar Team

Team Ecuador made its debut today. It couldn't race with the logo of its main sponsor, Movistar Ecuador, for being the same of Movistar Team
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A young Valverde fan with his proud mother standing behind him

A young Valverde fan with his proud mother standing behind him
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This was Andalusian Alvaro Cuadros' first race as a professional. His cheerful fanclub travelled to support him

This was Andalusian Alvaro Cuadros' first race as a professional. His cheerful fanclub travelled to support him
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CCC riders warming up for the time trial

CCC riders warming up for the time trial
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) riding his custom Pinarello

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) riding his custom Pinarello
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Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)

Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)
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Beñat Txoperena (Euskadi) is one of the few neos this season in Spain

Beñat Txoperena (Euskadi) is one of the few neos this season in Spain
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Nico Sijmens changed skin this winter: from Cofidis to Wanty

Nico Sijmens changed skin this winter: from Cofidis to Wanty
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Gerald Ciolek shows the new MTN black kit

Gerald Ciolek shows the new MTN black kit
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Jonathan Hivert debuts as Belkin rider in the race that brings good memories to him

Jonathan Hivert debuts as Belkin rider in the race that brings good memories to him
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Izagirre's happy chat with Unzué

Izagirre's happy chat with Unzué
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Jon Izagirre (Movistar) powers to a 3rd place result in the Ruta del Sol prologue time trial

Jon Izagirre (Movistar) powers to a 3rd place result in the Ruta del Sol prologue time trial
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Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice)

Davide Rebellin (CCC Polsat Polkowice)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) en route to victory in the prologue time trial at the Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) en route to victory in the prologue time trial at the Ruta del Sol
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Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) placed 2nd in the Ruta del Sol prologue, seven seconds down on winner Alejandro Valverde

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) placed 2nd in the Ruta del Sol prologue, seven seconds down on winner Alejandro Valverde
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Michele Scarponi (Astana)

Michele Scarponi (Astana)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) started the Ruta del Sol with a bang as he won the prologue time trial

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) started the Ruta del Sol with a bang as he won the prologue time trial
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Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol)

Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol)
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Jakob Fuglsang was the best-placed Astana rider in the prologue in 16th place

Jakob Fuglsang was the best-placed Astana rider in the prologue in 16th place
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Richie Porte (Sky) in action during the Ruta del Sol prologue

Richie Porte (Sky) in action during the Ruta del Sol prologue
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Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) placed 14th in the Ruta del Sol prologue

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) placed 14th in the Ruta del Sol prologue
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A bearded Bradley Wiggins (Sky) placed 6th in the Ruta del Sol prologue

A bearded Bradley Wiggins (Sky) placed 6th in the Ruta del Sol prologue
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Laurens ten Dam (Belkin) in action during the Ruta del Sol prologue time trial

Laurens ten Dam (Belkin) in action during the Ruta del Sol prologue time trial
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Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) powers to an 11th place finish in the Ruta del Sol prologue

Luis León Sánchez (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) powers to an 11th place finish in the Ruta del Sol prologue
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Richie Porte (Sky) would finish 7th in the Ruta del Sol prologue

Richie Porte (Sky) would finish 7th in the Ruta del Sol prologue
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Bart De Clercq (Lotto Belisol) en route to a 12th place finish in the Ruta del Sol prologue

Bart De Clercq (Lotto Belisol) en route to a 12th place finish in the Ruta del Sol prologue
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the Ruta del Sol leader's jersey after winning the prologue

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the Ruta del Sol leader's jersey after winning the prologue
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Ruta del Sol prologue winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) on the podium with runner-up Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano)

Ruta del Sol prologue winner Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) on the podium with runner-up Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano)
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Bradley Wiggins at the finish line

Bradley Wiggins at the finish line
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Jon Izagirre finished third. He was added to Movistar's roster for this race after seeing the parcours at a training camp held this week in Almería.

Jon Izagirre finished third. He was added to Movistar's roster for this race after seeing the parcours at a training camp held this week in Almería.
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Tom Dumoulin followed Tom Veelers' performance and got a second place.

Tom Dumoulin followed Tom Veelers' performance and got a second place.
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Alejandro Valverde hugs Javi Moreno right after finishing the race

Alejandro Valverde hugs Javi Moreno right after finishing the race
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Alejandro Valverde is honored as stage winner

Alejandro Valverde is honored as stage winner
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Alejandro Valverde is honored as the first race leader.

Alejandro Valverde is honored as the first race leader.
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) hurled himself through the roundabout-riddled Ruta del Sol prologue, taking a crushing seven second victory on the 7.3km course in Almería.

The Spaniard was going so fast that he caught his lead motorcycle in a turn, and had to dive around the bike as he hurtled to the stage win and race lead, seven seconds faster than Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) and another two seconds quicker than his teammate, Jon Izagirre.

It was the second straight prologue win in the Ruta del Sol for Valverde. Last year he won by two seconds, and held the jersey through to the overall victory.

"I'm the first one who's surprised about this result, not only because of the win but also due to the time gaps against such rivals, in such a short time trial," Valverde said. "I knew I was doing well with my form, but I didn't know how good. Profiting from our training camp in Almería, we came here on Monday to try the course. We reconnoitered it twice and I rode through it this morning with closed roads. I quite liked it because it had some changes of pace."

Although Valverde is pleased to have a baker's dozen of seconds over the Sky rivals, he acknowledged that it will be tough to keep the lead over the coming days.

"I'm back in the lead here, but there's a really hard race ahead of us. We'll go day by day, trying to keep the team together and doing well. The rivals will have to better us and we'll make it hard for them. I didn't prepare myself really hard to perform well this early in the season, but as I always say, it's easy for me to get into racing form, and the previous months, apart from some days with high fever after Dubai, didn't mean any troubles for me."

Dumoulin, who has yet to rack up his first victory since joining the WorldTour after three second places in 2013 was disappointed to miss out again.

"I'm becoming a collector of second places now, after last season," Dumoulin said. "The legs were good and I don't know where I could have made up the time, he was just faster than me on that course.

"The bike felt super fast and I felt strong so hopefully the win won't be far off – I'm done with second places now."

Team Sky stacked their GC men in the top 10, with Vasili Kiryienka, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins taking the next three spots, all within a second of each other 13 and 14 seconds behind Valverde. Javi Moreno (Movistar) slotted in at 7th ahead of Sky's Richie Porte.
Simon Geschke (Giant-Shimano) and Haimar Zubeldia (Trek) rounded out the top 10.

Sky directeur sportif Dario Cioni was pleased with the team's showing, and its position in the overall classification.

"Everyone did a good TT out there today," he said. "We're just missing the final punch but I think today it was more of a case of Valverde, Dumoulin and some of the others doing really good times.

"We've got a lot of guys up there on the GC and it's still very wide open. Today was the warm-up for some interesting stages to come. Tactically it's also not a bad option not to have the leader's jersey. We can approach tomorrow in a different way and we'll see what happens. Everyone is looking forward to it."

Valverde came into the race as the winner of last year’s prologue and the defending champion from last year’s race as well. It was Kiryienka who set the first serious marker of the day though, the former worlds TT medallist skipping through the turns and turning on the afterburners on any straight section he could.

Thomas was unable to take top spot but when Wiggins rolled down the start ramp and showed his intent with a blistering opening section it looked as though he would take over at the top of the leaderboard.

However, Wiggins fell short and it was Izagirre who took an unexpected lead. The Spaniard laid the perfect foundations for Valverde, who set off last. Dumoulin briefly threatened to steal the show with a highly impressive ride but Valverde was too strong.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:22
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant Shimano0:00:07
3Jon Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:09
4Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:00:13
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:14
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:15
8Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
9Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant Shimano0:00:16
10Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
11Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:17
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:18
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:00:19
14Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant Shimano0:00:20
15Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:21
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
17Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
18Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
19Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team
20Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
21Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:00:24
22Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
23Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant Shimano
24Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
25Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:25
26Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:26
27Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
28Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:27
29Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
30Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:00:28
31Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:00:29
32Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
33Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
34Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) ETIXX
35Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:30
36Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
37Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
38Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:31
39Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
40Rubén Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:32
41Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:33
42José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
43Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant Shimano
44Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant Shimano
45Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
46Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
47Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:34
48Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
49Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:35
50Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
52Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
53Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant Shimano
54Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Euskadi0:00:36
55Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
56Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
57Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
58Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:37
59Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing
60Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
61Samuel Spokes (Aus) ETIXX0:00:38
62Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka
63Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
64Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:39
65Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
67Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice
68Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:40
69Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
70Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Euskadi
71Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:41
72Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
73Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:42
74Edwing Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
75Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
76Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
77Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskadi0:00:43
78Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
79Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:00:44
80Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) ETIXX
81Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Team Ecuador
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol
83Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:45
84Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
85Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Euskadi
86Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:00:46
87Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:47
88Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
89Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:48
90Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) ETIXX
91Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:49
92Alexis Guerin (Fra) ETIXX
93Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Euskadi
94Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:50
95Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
96Merijn Korevaar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
97Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:51
98Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
99Jesús Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Activejet Team0:00:52
100Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:53
101Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:54
102Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
103Marcos García (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:55
104Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:56
105Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
106David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
107Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
108Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi
109David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
110Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi0:00:59
111Tim Kerkhof (Ned) ETIXX0:01:00
112Jaume Rovira Pous (Spa) Team Ecuador0:01:04
113Pawel Franczak (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:05
114Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
115Bayron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Team Ecuador
116Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:06
117Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:07
118Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
119Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
120Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:09
121Mario González Salas (Spa) Activejet Team0:01:10
122Pavel Brylowski (Pol) Activejet Team
123Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:13
124Alvaro Cuadros (Spa) ETIXX0:01:14
125Michel Podlaski (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:15
126Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
127Juan Carlos Ragonessi (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:16
128Pablo Miguel Hidalgo Vega (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:24
129Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:27
130Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:30
131Arakdiusz Owsian (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:36
132Isaac Carbonell Rabat (Spa) Team Ecuador0:02:10
133Piotr Havik (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:02:32

General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:22
2Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant Shimano0:00:07
3Jon Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:09
4Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky0:00:13
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:14
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky
7Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:15
8Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
9Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant Shimano0:00:16
10Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
11Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:17
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:18
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky0:00:19
14Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant Shimano0:00:20
15Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:00:21
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
17Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
18Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
19Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team
20Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol
21Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:00:24
22Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
23Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant Shimano
24Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
25Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:25
26Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:26
27Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
28Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:27
29Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
30Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:00:28
31Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:00:29
32Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
33Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
34Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) ETIXX
35Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:30
36Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
37Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
38Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:31
39Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
40Rubén Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:32
41Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:33
42José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
43Daan Olivier (Ned) Team Giant Shimano
44Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant Shimano
45Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
46Edward Theuns (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
47Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:34
48Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
49Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:35
50Stijn Steels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
52Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
53Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant Shimano
54Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Euskadi0:00:36
55Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
56Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
57Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
58Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:37
59Julian Arredondo (Col) Trek Factory Racing
60Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka
61Samuel Spokes (Aus) ETIXX0:00:38
62Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka
63Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
64Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:39
65Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
67Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice
68Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:40
69Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team
70Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Euskadi
71Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:41
72Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
73Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:42
74Edwing Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
75Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
76Daniel Navarro (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
77Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskadi0:00:43
78Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
79Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:00:44
80Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) ETIXX
81Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Team Ecuador
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol
83Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:45
84Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
85Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Spa) Euskadi
86Ivar Slik (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:00:46
87Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:47
88Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
89Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:48
90Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) ETIXX
91Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:49
92Alexis Guerin (Fra) ETIXX
93Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Euskadi
94Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:50
95Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
96Merijn Korevaar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
97Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:51
98Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Rabobank Development Team
99Jesús Ezquerra Muela (Spa) Activejet Team0:00:52
100Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:53
101Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:54
102Nicky Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
103Marcos García (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:55
104Roy Jans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:00:56
105Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
106David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
107Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
108Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi
109David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
110Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi0:00:59
111Tim Kerkhof (Ned) ETIXX0:01:00
112Jaume Rovira Pous (Spa) Team Ecuador0:01:04
113Pawel Franczak (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:05
114Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
115Bayron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Team Ecuador
116Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:06
117Moreno Hofland (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:01:07
118Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
119Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
120Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:09
121Mario González Salas (Spa) Activejet Team0:01:10
122Pavel Brylowski (Pol) Activejet Team
123Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:13
124Alvaro Cuadros (Spa) ETIXX0:01:14
125Michel Podlaski (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:15
126Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol
127Juan Carlos Ragonessi (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:16
128Pablo Miguel Hidalgo Vega (Ecu) Team Ecuador0:01:24
129Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:27
130Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:30
131Arakdiusz Owsian (Pol) Activejet Team0:01:36
132Isaac Carbonell Rabat (Spa) Team Ecuador0:02:10
133Piotr Havik (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:02:32

 

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