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La Vuelta - Stage 1 Report and Results
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 8/23/2014
La Vuelta - Stage 1 Report and Results
 
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24 August, 2014

Stage 1: Jerez de la Frontera (TTT) 12.6km

Movistar break hearts with last ride win in TTT

Movistar pulled out a stunning ride to surpass Cannondale with the last ride of the day in the opening Team Time Trial at La Vuelta 2014. 

Cannondale had maintained the top slot for what seemed an eternity with team after failing to produce enough to knock them aside. That was until Movistar produced an astonishing performance to go six seconds better over the 12.6km course in Jerez. Orica GreenEdge claimed third spot just 0.1 secs behind Cannondale.

As first man over the line Jonathan Castroviejo had the honour of donning the red jersey of race leader. It was a shrewed if accidental outcome given the obvious rivalry within the team between Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. The former is smarting from being left out of the Tour de France squad in favour of Valverde despite winning the Giro back in May.

Both Chris Froome (Sky) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) survived their first competitive outing since having to abandon the Tour de France. Neither team shone particularly brightly.

Route Map La Vuelta

 



Results

1 Movistar Team 0:14:13
2 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:06
3 Orica GreenEdge  
4 Trek Factory Racing 0:00:09
5 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:00:11
6 Team Giant - Shimano 0:00:16
7 Tinkoff - Saxo 0:00:19
8 Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:00:21
10 Lampre - Merida 0:00:25
11 Team SKY 0:00:27
12 MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:29
13 Astana Pro Team 0:00:30
14 Lotto Belisol  
15 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:33
16 Team Katusha 0:00:38
17 IAM Cycling 0:00:40
18 Garmin Sharp 0:00:41
19 FDJ.fr 0:00:45
20 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:48
21 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 0:00:51
22 Team Europcar 0:01:03




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