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2015 Vuelta a España

70th Edition: August 22 - September 13, 2015

Stage 1, Saturday, August 22

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Stage 1, Saturday August 22: Puerto Banús - Marbella 7.4 km team time trial

Stage 1 map and profile | photos | Stage 1 video

BMC finishes the first stage

Stage winner BMC crosses the finish line at twilight

The Race: Because of safety concerns over the day's irregular course, results will count only towards team classification, not individual GC. Today's stage was for pride of place. In fact, BMC was undecided before the stage start as to whether they should go all-out and try to win the stage since it would not advance the GC ambitions. In the end they did decide to kick out all the watts they could.

The result? BMC and Tinkoff-Saxo continued their team time trial rivalry. At the Tour de France, BMC had also beaten Tinkoff-Saxo by a fraction of a second.

As BMC's first rider across the line, Peter Velits will wear the leader's red jersey tomorrow

The riders will start tomorrow's 158.7 kilometer stage at zero in the GC.

Results:

photos | video

7.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 54.367 km/hr

1 BMC RACING TEAM 8min 10sec
2 TINKOFF - SAXO @ 1sec
3 ORICA GreenEDGE s.t.
4 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO + 00' 08''
5 ETIXX - QUICK STEP + 00' 10''
6 TREK FACTORY RACING + 00' 11''
7 LOTTO SOUDAL + 00' 18''
8 CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
9 MOVISTAR TEAM + 00' 24''
10 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 00' 27''
11 IAM CYCLING s.t.
12 LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
13 ASTANA PRO TEAM + 00' 30''
14 MTN - QHUBEKA s.t.
15 COLOMBIA + 00' 33''
16 FDJ + 00' 44''
17 TEAM KATUSHA + 00' 54''
18 AG2R LA MONDIALE @ 1min 0sec
19 TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN + 01' 07''
20 TEAM SKY + 01' 11''
21 TEAM CANNONDALE - GARMIN + 01' 20''
22 TEAM EUROPCAR + 02' 15''

Stage 1 map and profile:

Vuelta stage 1 map

Vuelta stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 video

Stage 1 photos

Colombia

The Colombians finish

LottoNL-Jumbo

LottoNL-Jumbo

Ag2r

Ag2r

BMC finishes

BMC finishes with the day's best time.

Cofidis

Cofidis

Trek

Trek

Orica-Greenedge

Orica-GreenEdge

Peter Sagan and Tinkoff-Saxo

Peter Sagan a few lengths ahead of Tinkoff-Saxo

Giant-Alpecin

Giant-Alpecin

Etixx-Quick Step

Etixx-Quick Step

Europcar

Europcar

Movistar

Movistar

IAM Cycling

IAM Cycling

Caja rural

Caja Rural

MTN-Qhubeka

MTN-Qhubeka

FDJ

FDJ

Cannondale-Garmin

Cannondale-Garmin

Colombia

The Colombians after their ride

Cofidis

Cofidis has finished

Team Sky

Team Sky

BMC

BMC enjoys a little podium time

Peter Velits

Peter Velits gets the first red leader's jersey

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