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2016 Vuelta a España

71st edition: August 20 - September 11
Stage 1, Saturday, August 20: Ourense - Castrelo de Miño

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Stage 1, Saturday, August 20: Ourense - Castrelo de Miño 27.8 km team time trial

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Team Sky

Team Sky took the first stage

The Race: Here's the organizer's explanation.

Team Sky beat Movistar by fractions of a second in the 28.7-km inaugural team time trial in Castrel de Mino to make Peter Kennaugh the first leader of the 71st Vuelta on Saturday. The race opener was a tight and promising battle between Chris Froome's and Nairo Quintana's teams with Esteban Chaves's Orica-BiekeExchange a close third, six seconds behind. 

Team Bora Argon 18 were first in action, launching the 2016 Vuelta at 18:26 and the Pro Continental team set a solid reference time of 31:34. Team Astana had won the inaugural team time trial in Galicia in 2013 but they saw their hopes to emulate the feat vanish quickly when their leader Miguel Angel Lopez suffered a mechanical. As a result, the Kazkah outfit finished just a second outside the time set by Bora Argon. It took the real specialists to improve the mark. Etixx-Quick Step, the inaugural team time trial world champions in 2012, first broke the 31-minute barrier on 30'59” with only five riders left, while most other teams were trying both to limit the damage and spare their climbers.

Orica-Bike Exchange also had decided to give it their all and they improved the Etixx-Quick Step time by 16 seconds with Damien Howson leading the way. Winners of the Vuelta opener a year ago in Marbella, BMC were again strong favourites and they set the intermediate fastest times before faltering in the finale to miss top spot by one second. Howson looked set to be the unexpected first red jersey in this edition. But Movistar had other views. A swashbuckling finale saw them surge from behind to take six seconds off the Orica-BikeExchange team, Alejandro Valverde crossing the line first and contemplating a 28th day in red. Still the suspense was far from over as Team Sky clocked the same mark, only beating their Spanish rivals by fractions of a second. It was more than enough anyway for twice British champion Peter Kennaugh to try on the Vuelta leader's red jersey.

Results:

Stage 1 photos

27.8 kilometers raced by Team Sky at an average speed of 54.48 km/hr

1 TEAM SKY 30min 37sec
2 MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
3 ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE @ 6sec
4 BMC RACING TEAM + 00' 07''
5 ETIXX - QUICK STEP + 00' 22''
6 TREK - SEGAFREDO + 00' 50''
7 CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 00' 52''
8 TINKOFF s.t.
9 BORA-ARGON 18 + 00' 57''
10 ASTANA PRO TEAM + 00' 58''
11 FDJ + 01' 05''
12 IAM CYCLING + 01' 13''
13 TEAM KATUSHA + 01' 17''
14 DIMENSION DATA s.t.
15 LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 27''
16 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01' 34''
17 CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA + 01' 36''
18 AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 48''
19 TEAM GIANT ALPECIN + 01' 50''
20 DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 55''
21 LOTTO NL -JUMBO + 02' 05''
22 LAMPRE-MERDIA + 02' 08''

GC after Stage 1:

1 KENNAUGH Peter SKY 30min 37sec
2 PUCCIO Salvatore SKY s.t.
3 KWIATKOWSKI Michal SKY s.t.
4 KONIG Leopold SKY s.t.
5 FROOME Christopher SKY s.t.
6 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR s.t.
7 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan MOVISTAR s.t.
8 FERNANDEZ Ruben MOVISTAR s.t.
9 ROJAS José Joaquin MOVISTAR s.t.
10 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR s.t.
11 MORENO Daniel MOVISTAR @ 1sec
12 HOWSON Damien ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE + 00' 06''
13 NIELSEN Magnus Cort ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
14 YATES Simon ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
15 CHAVES Johan Esteban ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
16 GERRANS Simon ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
17 KEUKELEIRE Jens ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
18 SANCHEZ Samuel BMC + 00' 07''
19 GILBERT Philippe BMC s.t.
20 WYSS Danilo BMC s.t.
21 ATAPUMA Darwin BMC s.t.
22 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC s.t.
23 LOPEZ GARCIA David SKY + 00' 09''
24 TUFT Svein ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE + 00' 10''
25 LAMPAERT Yves ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 00' 22''
26 TERPSTRA Niki ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
27 BOUET Maxime ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
28 BRAMBILLA Gianluca ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
29 MEERSMAN Gianni ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
30 VAN EMDEN Jos LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 27''
31 CAMPENAERTS Victor LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
32 BOUWMAN Koen LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
33 KRUIJSWIJK Steven LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
34 BENNETT George LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
35 DE LA CRUZ David ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 00' 43''
36 HERMANS Ben BMC + 00' 47''
37 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK-SEGAFREDO + 00' 50''
38 FELLINE Fabio TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
39 ZOIDL Riccardo TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
40 REIJNEN Kiel TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
41 BERNARD Julien TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
42 IRIZAR Markel TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
43 TALANSKY Andrew CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 00' 52''
44 CLARKE Simon CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
45 FORMOLO Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
46 VILLELLA Davide CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
47 MOSER Moreno CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
48 DOMBROWSKI Joe CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
49 BOARO Manuele TINKOFF s.t.
50 CONTADOR Alberto TINKOFF s.t.
51 ROVNY Ivan TINKOFF s.t.
52 KISERLOVSKI Robert TINKOFF s.t.
53 HERNANDEZ Jesus Alberto TINKOFF s.t.
54 TROFIMOV Yury TINKOFF s.t.
55 PFINGSTEN Christoph BORA-ARGON 18 + 00' 57''
56 MUHLBERGER Gregor BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
57 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
58 MENDES José BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
59 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
60 ZEITS Andrey ASTANA + 00' 58''
61 SANCHEZ Luis-Leon ASTANA s.t.
62 SCARPONI Michele ASTANA s.t.
63 LOPEZ Miguel Angel ASTANA s.t.
64 GRUZDEV Dmitriy ASTANA s.t.
65 ELISSONDE KENNY FDJ + 01' 05''
66 DIDIER Laurent TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01' 12''
67 FRANK Mathias IAM CYCLING + 01' 13''
68 CHEVRIER Clément IAM CYCLING s.t.
69 DEVENYNS Dries IAM CYCLING s.t.
70 LAENGEN Vegard Stake IAM CYCLING s.t.
71 PELLAUD Simon IAM CYCLING s.t.
72 REYNES Vicente IAM CYCLING s.t.
73 VAN GENECHTEN Jonas IAM CYCLING s.t.
74 WARBASSE Larry IAM CYCLING s.t.
75 WYSS Marcel IAM CYCLING s.t.
76 DILLIER Silvan BMC + 01' 17''
77 TAARAMÄE Rein KATUSHA s.t.
78 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA s.t.
79 RESTREPO Jhonatan KATUSHA s.t.
80 MAMYKIN Matvey KATUSHA s.t.
81 MACHADO Tiago KATUSHA s.t.
82 HAAS Nathan DIMENSION DATA s.t.
83 KUDUS Merhawi DIMENSION DATA s.t.
84 VAN RENSBURG Jacques DIMENSION DATA s.t.
85 ANTON Igor DIMENSION DATA s.t.
86 FRAILE Omar DIMENSION DATA s.t.
87 SERRY Pieter ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 01' 19''
88 GOGL Michael TINKOFF + 01' 20''
89 WALLAYS Jelle LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 27''
90 HANSEN Adam LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
91 DE CLERCQ Bart LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
92 VERVAEKE Louis LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
93 MONFORT Maxime LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
94 BOSWELL Ian SKY + 01' 32''
95 STYBAR Zdenek ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 01' 32''
96 SENECHAL Florian COFIDIS + 01' 34''
97 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS s.t.
98 MOLARD Rudy COFIDIS s.t.
99 ROSSETTO Stéphane COFIDIS s.t.
100 BAGOT Yoann COFIDIS s.t.
101 HARDY Romain COFIDIS s.t.
102 MADRAZO Angel CAJA RURAL + 01' 36''
103 PRADES Eduard CAJA RURAL s.t.
104 MAS Luis CAJA RURAL s.t.
105 BILBAO Pello CAJA RURAL s.t.
106 GONCALVES José CAJA RURAL s.t.
107 PARDILLA Sergio CAJA RURAL s.t.
108 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 48''
109 PÉRAUD Jean-Christophe AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
110 DOMONT Axel AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
111 LATOUR Pierre-Roger AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
112 RIBLON Christophe AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
113 DE KORT Koen GIANT ALPECIN + 01' 50''
114 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
115 WAEYTENS ZICO GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
116 LUDVIGSSON Tobias GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
117 FRÖHLINGER Johannes GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
118 HAGA Chad GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
119 SICARD Romain DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 55''
120 CALMEJANE Lilian DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
121 ANDERSON Ryan DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
122 NAULEAU Bryan DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
123 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
124 THWAITES Scott BORA-ARGON 18 + 02' 01''
125 KNEES Christian SKY + 02' 03''
126 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
127 HERKLOTZ Silvio BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
128 KEIZER Martijn LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02' 05''
129 TANKINK Bram LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
130 SMUKULIS Gatis ASTANA s.t.
131 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam LAMPRE - MERIDA + 02' 08''
132 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
133 KOSHEVOY Ilia LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
134 MEINTJES Louis LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
135 CONTI Valerio LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
136 ERVITI Imanol MOVISTAR + 02' 13''
137 HERRADA Jose MOVISTAR s.t.
138 VANOTTI Alessandro ASTANA + 02' 18''
139 BEPPU Fumiyuki TREK-SEGAFREDO + 02' 19''
140 FISCHER Murilo Antonio FDJ + 02' 23''
141 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre BMC + 02' 34''
142 TEUNS Dylan BMC s.t.
143 BEVIN Patrick CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
144 KING Benjamin CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
145 LAGUTIN Sergey KATUSHA s.t.
146 SELIG Rüdiger BORA-ARGON 18 + 02' 46''
147 VANBILSEN KENNETH COFIDIS s.t.
148 BAGDONAS Gediminas AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02' 49''
149 MORICE Julien DIRECT ENERGIE + 02' 51''
150 CATALDO Dario ASTANA + 03' 00''
151 DOUGALL Nick DIMENSION DATA + 03' 04''
152 FARRAR Tyler DIMENSION DATA s.t.
153 SBARAGLI Kristan DIMENSION DATA s.t.
154 VENTER Jacobus DIMENSION DATA s.t.
155 BYSTRÖM Sven Erik KATUSHA + 03' 06''
156 BEWLEY Sam ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 09''
157 ARNDT Nikias GIANT ALPECIN + 03' 13''
158 SKJOESTAD LUNKE Sindre GIANT ALPECIN s.t.
159 GESINK Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03' 14''
160 KOCHETKOV Pavel KATUSHA + 03' 15''
161 BENNATI Daniele TINKOFF + 03' 16''
162 PAULINHO Sergio Miguel TINKOFF s.t.
163 ROSON Jaime CAJA RURAL + 03' 18''
164 BONIFAZIO Niccolo TREK-SEGAFREDO + 03' 22''
165 SCHWARZMANN Michael BORA-ARGON 18 + 03' 24''
166 MALACARNE Davide ASTANA + 03' 27''
167 MINARD Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE + 03' 39''
168 CHETOUT LOÏC COFIDIS + 03' 47''
169 ARASHIRO Yukiya LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
170 CATTANEO Mattia LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
171 ZURLO Federico LAMPRE - MERIDA s.t.
172 HAIG Jack ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE + 03' 50''
173 GOLAS Michal SKY + 04' 04''
174 ARMEE Sander LOTTO SOUDAL + 04' 19''
175 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
176 VAN DER SANDE Tosh LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
177 VELITS Martin ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04' 32''
178 ARROYO David CAJA RURAL + 04' 34''
179 CARTHY Hugh CAJA RURAL s.t.
180 SUTHERLAND Rory MOVISTAR + 04' 39''
181 BIDARD François AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
182 JAUREGUI Quentin AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
183 HUREL Tony DIRECT ENERGIE + 04' 44''
184 FARIA Mario Jorge LAMPRE - MERIDA + 04' 45''
185 COUSIN Jérome COFIDIS + 04' 51''
186 SILIN Egor KATUSHA + 04' 53''
187 MANZIN Lorenzo FDJ + 05' 14''
188 REZA Kévin FDJ s.t.
189 BATTAGLIN Enrico LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 05' 25''
190 STAMSNIJDER Tom GIANT ALPECIN + 05' 40''
191 CARDIS Romain DIRECT ENERGIE + 06' 02''
192 QUEMENEUR Perrig DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
193 EIKING Odd Christian FDJ + 01' 05''
194 GENIEZ Alexandre FDJ s.t.
195 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ s.t.
196 LE BON Johan FDJ + 01' 05''
197 DOCKX Gert LOTTO SOUDAL + 04' 19''
198 PICHON Laurent FDJ + 01' 05''

Stage 1 map and profile:

Vuelta stage 1 map

Vuelta stage 1 map

Vuelta stage 1 profile

Vuelta stage 1 profile

Stage 1 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Team FDJ

Astana finished almost a minute down

BMC

BMC was fourth

Bora-Argon 18

Bora-Argon 18

Cannondale-Drapac

Cannondale-Drapac

Direct Energie

Direct Energie

FDJ

FDJ

Katusha

Katusha

LottoNL-Jumbo

LottoNL-Jumbo

Movistar

Movistar

Orica-BikeExchange

Orica-BikeExchange

Team Sky

Team Sky on their stage-winning ride

Team Sky

Team Sky beat Movistar by a fraction of a second.

Chris Froome

From the gun, Chris Froome is well-positioned to go for the Vuelta win.

Peter Kennaugh

And GC leader Peter Kennaugh will start tomorrow's stage in red

Organizer's stage preview: The Vuelta takes off with a 29.4km Team Time Trial that will serve to place all the riders in the general classification, while taking place in dreamy surroundings. The Vuelta's 22 teams will depart from the Laias Health Resort and will arrive at the Castrelo de Miño Nautical Park, in the province of Ourense, after almost 30 flat kilometres. It will be a favourable stage for the big teams who want to make an impression and get ahead of their rivals. The first rider of the winning team to cross the finish-line will have the honour of wearing the first red jersey of the 2016 Vuelta.

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