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2015 Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (1.1), Spain

Results: February 14, 2015

Vuelta a Murcia podium history | 2014 edition | 2016 edition
2015 Vuelta a Murcia map | Photos from 2015 Vuelta a Murcia |

Frutas Beri (Beniel) - Alto Castillo de Lorca, 190.8 Km

Rein Taaramae wins 2015 Vuelta a Murcia

Rein Taaramae wins 2015 Vuelta a Murcia alone. More photos

The Race: Historically a stage race, since 2013 the Vuelta a Murcia has been run as a single-day race. After a quiet six years racing for Astana (2008-2014), Rein Taaramae transferred to the Alexandre Vinokourov-managed Astana squad for 2015. If today's race is any indication of how things will work out for him in the new colors, he made a good choice. Taaramae won the prestigious Tour of Murcia alone, ten seconds ahead of a 17-man leading group.

Taaramae was with a group that had escaped the peloton, but then left his companions behind, at one point having a two-minute lead. That large gap wasn't sustainable, but he was able to cross the line with a ten-second lead.

Tomorrow's (Sunday the 15th) big race is the Clasica de Almeria, also run in Spain. BikeRaceInfo will have complete results posted for it as soon as possible. 

Complete Results:

2015 Vuelta a Murcia map | Photos from 2015 Vuelta a Murcia |

190.8 km raced at an average speed of 35.735 km/hr

1 TAARAMAE, Rein Astana 5hr 11min 38sec
2 MOLLEMA, Bauke Trek @ 10sec
3 STYBAR, Zdenek Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
4 FELLINE, Fabio Trek s.t.
5 SANCHEZ, Luis Leon Astana s.t.
6 PATERSKI, Maciej CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
7 MACHADO, Tiago Katusha s.t.
8 VICHOT, Arthur FDJ s.t.
9 DE, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
10 CANOLA, Marco United Healthcare s.t.
11 IZAGUIRRE, Jon Movistar s.t.
12 INTXAUSTI, Benat Movistar s.t.
13 PIMENTA, José Joao Bora-Argon s.t.
14 LOSADA, Alberto Katusha s.t.
15 FIRSANOV, Sergey RusVelo s.t.
16 MATE, Luis Angel Cofidis s.t.
17 SCHLECK, Frank Trek s.t.
18 OLIVIER, Daan Giant-Alpecin s.t.
19 EDET, Nicolas Cofidis @ 18sec
20 NAVARRO, Daniel Cofidis @ 22sec
21 SCARPONI, Michele Astana s.t.
22 SICARD, Romain Europcar @ 41sec
23 TROFIMovistar, Yury Katusha s.t.
24 BELDA, David Burgos-BH s.t.
25 PARDILLA, Sergio Caja Rural s.t.
26 THURAU, Bjorn Bora-Argon @ 45sec
27 GRADEK, Kamil Active Jet s.t.
28 MEGIAS, Javier Novo Nordisk s.t.
29 LAGUTIN, Sergey Katusha @ 52sec
30 ELISSONDE, Kenny FDJ @ 1min 3sec
31 DE, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
32 VAN, Arthur Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
33 ARROYO, David Caja Rural @ 1min 12sec
34 FERNANDEZ, Ruben Movistar @ 1min 14sec
35 SAMOILAU, Branislau CCC Sprandi Polkowice @ 1min 36sec
36 GENIEZ, Alexandre FDJ @ 2min 31sec
37 MALACARNE, Davide Astana @ 2min 59sec
38 HAGA, Chad Giant-Alpecin @ 3min 13sec
39 HERRADA, José Movistar @ 3min 22sec
40 MORENO, Javier Movistar s.t.
41 ANTON, Igor Movistar s.t.
42 VERONA, Carlos Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
43 BRAVO, Garikoitz Murias Taldea s.t.
44 BAGOT, Yohan Cofidis @ 3min 44sec
45 LECUISINIER, Pierre-Henri FDJ @ 3min 47sec
46 TULIK, Angelo Europcar @ 8min 45sec
47 FRATTINI, Davide United Healthcare @ 8min 48sec
48 ROY, Jérémy FDJ @ 9min 18sec
49 OWSIAN, Lukasz CCC Sprandi Polkowice @ 9min 34sec
50 FRANCZAK, Pawel Active Jet @ 10min 50sec
51 EZQUERRA, Jesus Active Jet s.t.
52 DEL, Jesus Burgos-BH s.t.
53 BUCHMANN, Emanuel Bora-Argon s.t.
54 ZURLO, Federico United Healthcare s.t.
55 KOLOBNEV, Alexander Katusha s.t.
56 MARTIN, Victor Burgos-BH s.t.
57 VILELA, Ricardo Caja Rural s.t.
58 RYBAKOV, Alexander RusVelo s.t.
59 PRADES, Eduard Caja Rural s.t.
60 QUEMENEUR, Perrig Europcar s.t.
61 ARANBurgos-BHU, Alexander Spain Elite & Sub 23 s.t.
62 GARCIA, Egoitz Murias Taldea s.t.
63 HARDY, Romain Cofidis s.t.
64 BOLE, Grega CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
65 HONKISZ, Adrian CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
66 HIRT, Jan CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
67 ROUX, Anthony FDJ s.t.
68 DEGENKOLB, John Giant-Alpecin @ 11min 30sec
69 JACOBS, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen @ 15min 2sec
70 LIZARRALDE, Eneko Murias Taldea s.t.
71 GARCIA, Damien Froy Oslo s.t.
72 BEPPU, Fumiyuki Trek s.t.
73 WATSON, Calvin Trek s.t.
74 SALAS, Ibai Burgos-BH s.t.
75 LUDVIGSSON, Tobias Giant-Alpecin s.t.
76 MERINO, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
77 ALAPHILIPPE, Julian Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
78 ROULSTON, Hayden Trek s.t.
79 ANDERSEN, Oddbjorn Froy Oslo s.t.
80 HUPOND, Thierry Giant-Alpecin s.t.
81 JEROME, Vincent Europcar s.t.
82 DUCHESNE, Antoine Europcar s.t.
83 PLUCINSKI, Leszek CCC Sprandi Polkowice s.t.
84 BARTA, Jan Bora-Argon s.t.
85 PODLASKI, Michal Active Jet s.t.
86 OVECHKIN, Artem RusVelo s.t.
87 KOZHATAYEV, Bakhtiyar Astana s.t.
88 BIZKARRA, Mikel Murias Taldea s.t.
89 KOMIN, Aleksandr RusVelo s.t.
90 KUSTADINCHEV, Roman RusVelo s.t.
91 LOZANO, David Novo Nordisk s.t.
92 AMBROSE, Scott Novo Nordisk s.t.
93 GONZALEZ, Mario Active Jet s.t.
94 HENTTALA, Joonas Novo Nordisk s.t.
95 TXOPERENA, Benat Murias Taldea s.t.
96 FOMINYKH, Daniil Astana s.t.
97 PERON, Andrea Novo Nordisk s.t.
98 BODNAR, Lukasz Active Jet @ 16min 5sec
99 BAGÜES, Aritz Murias Taldea s.t.
100 BENEDETTI, Cesare Bora-Argon s.t.
101 SCHILLINGER, Andreas Bora-Argon s.t.
102 FAIRLY, Caleb Giant-Alpecin s.t.
103 FOLIFOROV, Alexander RusVelo s.t.
104 PICHOT, Alexandre Europcar @ 16min 9sec
105 ALAFACI, Eugenio Trek @ 16min 31sec
106 CAPIOT, Amaury Topsport Vlaanderen @ 16min 33sec
107 HUREL, Tony Europcar s.t.
108 SIMON, Julien Cofidis s.t.
109 HERNANDEZ, Dario Burgos-BH s.t.
110 SANTILLANA, David Spain Elite & Sub 23 s.t.

2015 Vuelta a Murcia route

2015 Vuelta Murcia map

More Photos by FotoReporter Sirotti from the 2015 Vuelta a Murcia:

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish heads to the start.

Alto de Cedacero

The peloton climbs the Alto de Cedacero.

Michele Scarponi

Astana rider Michele Scarponi on the Cedacero.

Robert Forster

Robert Forster

Rein Taaramae wins

Rein Taaramae wins the 2015 Vuelta a Murcia

Bauke Mollema comes in second

Bauke Mollema comes in second.

2015 Vuelata a Murcia podium

The 2015 podium, from left: Bauke Mollema, Rein Taaramae and Zdenek Stybar