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Schumacher sprints to victory in opening stage

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Miche-Guerciotti teammates Stefan Schumacher and Constantino Zaballa finish 1-2 in the opening stage.

Miche-Guerciotti teammates Stefan Schumacher and Constantino Zaballa finish 1-2 in the opening stage.
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The group containing eventual winner Stefan Schumacher (Miche - Guerciotti) separates from the field.

The group containing eventual winner Stefan Schumacher (Miche - Guerciotti) separates from the field.
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Iñigo Cuesta (Caja Rural) made a solo attack.

Iñigo Cuesta (Caja Rural) made a solo attack.
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The peloton en route to Gijón in the opening stage.

The peloton en route to Gijón in the opening stage.
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Stefan Schumacher (Miche - Guerciotti) in the Vuelta Asturias leader's jersey.

Stefan Schumacher (Miche - Guerciotti) in the Vuelta Asturias leader's jersey.
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Stefan Schumacher (Miche-Guerciotti) earned his first victory since returning to competition in late 2010 from a drug suspension with his win in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Asturias. The 29-year-old German's teammate and 2010 Vuelta a Asturias champion Constantino Zaballa finished second while David Gutierrez (Geox-TMC) claimed third at the finish in Gijón.

Schumacher's victory also put him in the general classification lead. With time bonuses factored in, the German leads Zaballa by three seconds and Gutierrez by six seconds.

The 162.6km stage from Oviedo to Gijón started quickly, but no attacks stuck until Iñigo Cuesta (Caja Rural) made a solo move after the ascent of the day's first categorised climb, the El Fito at 73km.

The Spaniard remained off the front through the day's second intermediate sprint in Villaviciosa 34km later, but was soon swept up by the pursuing peloton.

The day's second and final categorised climb, the second category San Martin de Huerce located 14.2km from the finish line, proved instrumental in breaking up the peloton in the stage finale. Colombia's Rafael Infantino (EPM-UNE) crested the summit alone and remained off the front until 4km to go when he was swept up by a 25-rider chase group.

The lead group stayed together through to the line where Schumacher proved the quickest in the sprint finish.

The peloton faces two stages on Friday: an 82.9km road stage from Gijón to Avilés in the morning followed in the afternoon by a 14km individual time trial.

Full Results
1Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti3:46:35
2Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti
3David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC
4Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel
5Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural
6Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team
7Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE
9Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda
12Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Russian Federation
13Marcos Garcia (Spa) Spain
14Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel
15Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
16Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE
17David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC
18Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) EPM - UNE
19Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda
20Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte
21José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural
22Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
23Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE
24Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural
25Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE
26Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:00:05
27Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:36
28Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental
29Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti
30Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
31Edgar Miguel Lemos Pinto (Por) LA - Antarte
32Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel
33Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
34Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
35Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE
36César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel
37Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:23
38Hugo Sabido (Por) LA - Antarte
39Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
41Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
42Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
43Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
44Sergey Chernetskiy (Rus) Russian Federation
45Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte
46Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
47Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
48Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Onda
49Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi
50Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental0:01:58
51Kirill Sveshniskov (Rus) Russian Federation
52Célio Alves (Por) Onda
53Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
54Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda
55Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda
56Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte
57Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Russian Federation0:03:13
58Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:03
59Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
60Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte0:04:52
61Artur Ershow (Rus) Russian Federation
62Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
63Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural
64José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:19
65Jesus Del Pino Corrochano (Spa) Spain
66Alberto Gallego (Spa) Spain
67Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel
68Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti
69Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel
70Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel
71Joao Cabreira (Por) Onda
72Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
73José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
74Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte
75Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
77Sergey Belykh (Rus) Russian Federation
78Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural
79Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural
80Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:40
81Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
82Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental
83Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC
84Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team
85Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE0:11:50
86Vicente García De Mateos (Spa) Spain
87Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - UNE
88Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:14:14
89Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Miche - Guerciotti
90Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
91Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
92Maxim Kozyrev (Rus) Russian Federation
93Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:15:48
94Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
95Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:16:17
96Francisco J Pacheco Torres (Spa) Spain
97Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental
98Miguel Angel Candil Delgado (Spa) LA - Antarte
99Jon Gárate Badiola (Spa) Spain
100Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Spa) Onda
101David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
102Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti0:19:01
103Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
104Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental
105Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental
106Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
107Daniel Plaza Aira (Spa) Spain
108Rubén García Pérez (Spa) Spain
109Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural
110Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental
111Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental
112Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
113Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural0:19:29
DNSDaniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC
DNFAndrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
DNFMatteo Pelucchi (Ita) Geox-TMC
DNFScott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

Points
1Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti25pts
2Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti20
3David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC16
4Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel14
5Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural12
6Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team10
7Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9
8Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE8
9Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti7
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6
11Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda5
12Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Russian Federation4
13Marcos Garcia (Spa) Spain3
14Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel2
15Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1

Sprint 1 - Pola de Siero, 14.7km
1Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Russian Federation3pts
2Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León2
3Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel1

Sprint 2 - Villaviciosa, 107.6km
1Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Hugo Sabido (Por) LA - Antarte2
3Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti1

Mountain 1 - El Fito (Cat. 2) 73km
1Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE6pts
2Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team3
3Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti2
4José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural1

Mountain 2 - San Martin de Huerce (Cat. 2) 147.9km
1Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE6pts
2Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti3
3David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC2
4Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1

Intervuelta - 53.2km
1Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Miche - Guerciotti3pts
2Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel2
3José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1

Local riders
1Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel3:46:34
2Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:01
3Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural0:08:20
4Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural0:19:02

Teams
1Miche - Guerciotti11:19:45
2EPM - UNE
3Caja Rural
4Barbot - Efapel0:00:05
5Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:36
6UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
7Geox-TMC0:01:23
8Onda
9Russian Federation0:01:59
10LA - Antarte
11Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:09
12Movistar Team0:10:17
13Orbea Continental0:12:14
14Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:13:47
15Spain0:16:38

General classification after stage 1
1Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti3:46:25
2Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti0:00:03
3David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:00:06
4Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:00:09
5Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:10
6Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team
7Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE
9Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda
12Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Russian Federation
13Marcos Garcia (Spa) Spain
14Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel
15Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
16Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE
17David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC
18Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) EPM - UNE
19Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda
20Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte
21José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural
22Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
23Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE
24Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural
25Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE
26Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:00:15
27Sergey Shilov (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:46
28Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental
29Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti
30Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
31Edgar Miguel Lemos Pinto (Por) LA - Antarte
32Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel
33Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
34Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
35Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE
36César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel
37Hugo Sabido (Por) LA - Antarte0:01:31
38Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:33
39Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
41Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
42Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
43Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
44Sergey Chernetskiy (Rus) Russian Federation
45Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte
46Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
47Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
48Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Onda
49Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi
50Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental0:02:08
51Kirill Sveshniskov (Rus) Russian Federation
52Célio Alves (Por) Onda
53Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
54Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda
55Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda
56Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte
57Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Russian Federation0:03:20
58Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:13
59Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
60Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:59
61Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte0:05:02
62Artur Ershow (Rus) Russian Federation
63Christopher Jennings (RSA) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
64Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:08:27
65José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:28
66Jesus Del Pino Corrochano (Spa) Spain0:08:29
67Alberto Gallego (Spa) Spain
68Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel
69Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti
70Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel
71Joao Cabreira (Por) Onda
72Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
73José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
74Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte
75Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
77Sergey Belykh (Rus) Russian Federation
78Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural
79Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Caja Rural
80Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:50
81Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar Team
82Adrian Saez (Spa) Orbea Continental
83Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Geox-TMC
84Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team
85Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE0:12:00
86Vicente García De Mateos (Spa) Spain
87Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - UNE
88Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Miche - Guerciotti0:14:21
89Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:14:24
90Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
91Pascual Orengo Lopez (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
92Maxim Kozyrev (Rus) Russian Federation
93Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:15:58
94Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
95Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:16:25
96Francisco J Pacheco Torres (Spa) Spain0:16:27
97Aritz Bagües (Spa) Orbea Continental
98Miguel Angel Candil Delgado (Spa) LA - Antarte
99Jon Gárate Badiola (Spa) Spain
100Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Spa) Onda
101David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
102Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti0:19:11
103Ruben Jimenez Ventosa (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
104Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental
105Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Spa) Orbea Continental
106Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
107Daniel Plaza Aira (Spa) Spain
108Rubén García Pérez (Spa) Spain
109Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Caja Rural
110Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental
111Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental
112Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León
113Guillermo Lana Baquedano (Spa) Caja Rural0:19:39

Points classificaton
1Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti25pts
2Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti21
3David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC16
4Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel15
5Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural12
6Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team10
7Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9
8Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE8
9Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti7
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6
11Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda5
12Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Russian Federation4
13Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Russian Federation3
14Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural3
15Marcos Garcia (Spa) Spain3
16Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel2
17Hugo Sabido (Por) LA - Antarte2
18Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León2
19Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1

Sprint classification
1Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Russian Federation3
3Hugo Sabido (Por) LA - Antarte2
4Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León2
5Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti1
6Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Barbot - Efapel1

Mountains classification
1Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) EPM - UNE6pts
2Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE6
3Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti3
4Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti2
5David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Geox-TMC2
6José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural1
7Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1

Intervuelta classification
1Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Miche - Guerciotti3pts
2Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel2
3José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team1

Teams classification
1Miche - Guerciotti11:19:45
2EPM - UNE
3Caja Rural
4Barbot - Efapel0:00:05
5Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:36
6UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
7Geox-TMC0:01:23
8Onda
9Russian Federation0:01:59
10LA - Antarte
11Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:09
12Movistar Team0:10:17
13Orbea Continental0:12:14
14Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León0:13:47
15Spain0:16:38

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