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2022 Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (1.1), Spain

42nd edition: February 12, 2022

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Fortuna - Puerto de Cartagena, 183.2 km

Alessandro Covi has time to sit up and enjoy his win with his teammate Matteo Trentin coming in second.

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Weather at the finish city of Cartagena at 2:35 PM, local time: 16C, partly cloudy, with the wind from the east at 8 mph. No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from winner Alessandro Covi's UAE Team Emirates.

Alessandro Covi took a special first professional victory as he broke away inside 5km to go to win solo at the Vuelta Murcia classic in Spain today.

The 23 year old talent played his cards perfectly with a well-timed attack just as his teaammate Brandon McNulty came back into the fold.

McNulty formed part of the days main breakaway and the in-form American eventually went solo with a gap of 30 seconds over the top of the final climb with 25km to go.

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The chasing bunch was too strong but UAE Team Emirates played its tactics well with a counter attack from Covi which would never be brought back as he threw his arms in the air.
Matteo Trentin topped-off the dream team performance to take 2nd place.

This marks the third victory of the season for UAE Team Emirates, with the Tour of Oman and Vuelta Almeria to come on Sunday.

Covi: “We had a plan from the start that Trentin would stay for the sprint and I would attack if Brandon was brought back. I managed to arrive alone for my first win in the pro ranks and I’m very very happy.

"It was a hard last 5km but when I could sense the victory I was able to push hard and go full gas for the win. Trentin did well to take second and McNulty also put in an amazing ride. I’m really happy with all the team and the staff, I owe a lot to them.”


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Complete results:

183.2 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.995 km/hr

1 COVI, ALESSANDRO UAE TEAM EMIRATES 4hr 34min 50sec
2 TRENTIN, MATTEO UAE TEAM EMIRATES @1sec
3 LOUVEL, MATIS ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
4 KOCH, JONAS BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
5 VLIEGEN, LOÏC INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
6 AULAR , ORLUIS CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
7 BARGUIL, WARREN ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
8 FERASSE, THIBAULT B&B HOTELS-KTM s.t.
9 EZQUERRA, JESUS BURGOS-BH s.t.
10 TIZZA, MARCO BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
11 HERRADA, JESUS COFIDIS s.t.
12 GOOSSENS, KOBE INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
13 FORTUNATO, LORENZO EOLO-KOMETA 0:04"
14 STEINHAUSER, GEORG EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
15 LASTRA , JONATHAN CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
16 WANDAHL, FREDERIK BORA-HANSGROHE 0:05"
17 ARDILA, ANDRES UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
18 HINDLEY, JAI BORA-HANSGROHE 0:27"
19 GUERNALEC, THIBAULT ARKEA-SAMSIC 0:34"
20 BRAET, VITO SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE 0:55"
21 APERS, RUBEN SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
22 ALBANESE, VINCENZO EOLO-KOMETA s.t.
23 LIVYNS, ARJEN BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
24 KANTER, MAX MOVISTAR s.t.
25 BAKELANTS, JAN INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
26 MERTZ, REMY BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
27 LÜHRS, LUIS-JOE BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
28 QUINN, SEAN EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
29 BERCKMOES, JENNO SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
30 KING, BENJAMIN HUMAN POWERED HEALTH s.t.
31 HIVERT, JONATHAN B&B HOTELS-KTM s.t.
32 ADRIA, ROGER EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
33 GARCÍA, RAÚL EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
34 ISASA, XABIER EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
35 POLITT, NILS BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
36 VERRE, ALESSANDRO ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
37 BASSETT, STEPHEN HUMAN POWERED HEALTH s.t.
38 NATAROV, YURIY ASTANA QAZAQSTAN s.t.
39 RESTREPO, JHONATAN DRONE HOPPER-ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI s.t.
40 GUGLIELMI, SIMON ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
41 GIRMAY, BINIAM INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
42 LAENGEN, VEGARD STAKE UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
43 CONSONNI, SIMONE COFIDIS s.t.
44 SAMITIER, SERGIO MOVISTAR 1'00"
45 LOPEZ, MIGUEL ASTANA QAZAQSTAN 1'07"
46 LAZKANO, OIER MOVISTAR 1'47"
47 MCNULTY, BRANDON UAE TEAM EMIRATES 3'06"
48 BALLESTEROS, MIGUEL ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA 3'47"
49 ARMSTRONG, THOMAS ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
50 HERRADA, JOSE COFIDIS s.t.
51 VERWILST, AARON SPORT VLAANDEREN-BALOISE s.t.
52 DELACROIX, THEO INTERMARCHE-WANTY-GOBERT s.t.
53 GAVAZZI, FRANCESCO EOLO-KOMETA s.t.
54 PEYSKENS, DIMITRI BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
55 AGIRRE, JON EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
56 ARRIETA, IGOR EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
57 VAN HAUTEGEM, LEANDER BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
58 GONZÁLEZ, ABNER MOVISTAR s.t.
59 BARCELO, FERNANDO CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
60 CUADRADO, UNAI EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
61 MANNION, GAVIN HUMAN POWERED HEALTH s.t.
62 MERCHAN, DIDIER DRONE HOPPER-ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI 6'15"
63 PALZER, ANTON BORA-HANSGROHE 6'34"
64 GAUTIER, CYRIL B&B HOTELS-KTM s.t.
65 MORENO, ADRIA BURGOS-BH s.t.
66 MOLLY, KENNY BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES 6'35"
67 OKAMIKA, ANDER BURGOS-BH 7'00"
68 HAGA, CHAD HUMAN POWERED HEALTH s.t.
69 ESTELRICH, MATEU ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
70 MAESTRI, MIRCO EOLO-KOMETA s.t.
71 MUÑOZ, DANIEL DRONE HOPPER-ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI s.t.
72 CHRISTIAN, MARK EOLO-KOMETA 8'57"
73 LEDANOIS, KEVIN ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
74 LAGREE, ADRIEN B&B HOTELS-KTM s.t.
75 AZPARREN, MIKEL EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
76 SOTO, ANTONIO EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
77 MARTINELLI, DAVIDE ASTANA QAZAQSTAN s.t.
78 ETXEBARRIA, ASIER EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
79 HOYOS, DANIEL ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
80 LAURANCE, AXEL B&B HOTELS-KTM s.t.
81 RIOU, ALAN ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
82 WALLAYS, JELLE COFIDIS 10'22"
83 RODRIGUES, ANDRÉ COFIDIS s.t.
84 RANGEL, VINICIUS MOVISTAR s.t.
85 CEPEDA, JEFFERSON CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
86 ARAIZ, SERGIO EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
87 BROWN, NATHAN HUMAN POWERED HEALTH s.t.
88 FEDOROV, YEVGENIY ASTANA QAZAQSTAN 13'39"
89 GARCIA, JHOJAN CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
90 GRUZDEV, DMITRIY ASTANA PRO TEAM s.t.
91 CUADROS, ALVARO CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
92 ALONSO, PABLO ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA 15'30"
93 CANTON, ISAAC MANUELA FUNDACION s.t.
94 VAN DEN BERG, MARIJN EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
95 PÉREZ-LANDALUCE, EDUARDO MANUELA FUNDACION s.t.
96 MADRAZ, ANGEL BURGOS-BH s.t.
97 NAKANE, HIDETO EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
98 NOVIKOV, SAVVA EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
99 JIMÉNEZ, DANIEL MANUELA FUNDACION s.t.
100 HERNAIZ, VICENTE MANUELA FUNDACION s.t.
101 BALLARIN, IKER EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
102 HOYOS, JUAN ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
103 NURLYHASSYM, NURBERGEN ASTANA QAZAQSTAN s.t.
104 JURADO, MARCOS ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
105 BOHLI, TOM COFIDIS s.t.
106 DECLERCK, JELLE BINGOAL-PAUWELS SAUCES s.t.
107 ROJAS, BRANDON DRONE HOPPER-ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI s.t.
108 PONOMAR, ANDRI DRONE HOPPER-ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI s.t.
109 LOPEZ-COZAR, ANTONIO BURGOS-BH s.t.
110 ERVITI, IMANOL MOVISTAR s.t.
111 HEALY, BEN EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
112 VAN DEN BERG, JULIUS EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.
113 SCULLY, THOMAS EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST s.t.

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