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2023 Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (1.1), Spain

43rd edition: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Vuelta a Murcia podium history | 2022 edition | 2024 edition | Course map & profile

San Javier - Cartagena, 194.7 183.5 km

Ben Turner

Ben Turner gets his first professional victory. Photo: GettySport

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Weather at the finish city of Cartagena at 1:45 PM, local time: 13C (56F), mostly cloudy, with the wind from the east at 27 km/hr (17 mph). There is just a 2% chance of rain.

The race: The organizer shortened the race from 194.7 km to 183.5 km

Here's the race report from winner Ben Turner's Team INEOS Grenadiers:

Ben Turner claimed the first professional victory of his career in real style at the Vuelta a Murcia.

The Brit was able to finish off a brilliant team performance by the Grenadiers in Cartagena, powering his way over the line atop a tough and narrow final climb.

Positioning was key heading onto the switchback ascent and Turner received a brilliant lead-out from Pavel Sivakov in the closing kilometres. That put the 23 year old in a perfect position, before coming around Simon Clarke (Israel-PremierTech) in the final corner to win.

Turner had shown good legs throughout the day, first in a move alongside Luke Rowe as the race split early. He was also present on the final categorised climb of the race, and alongside Leo Hayter and Sivakov ensured the team had numbers over the top. Hayter did a great job before handing the baton over to Sivakov who timed his lead-out to perfection.

Ben Turner:
"I don’t really know what to say to be honest. It split at the beginning and there was a group with me and Rowey. I didn’t really expect that either to be honest, to be at the front. It was hard from the start and nice ‘British’ weather. I think that helped.

"We settled in and then the boys did a fantastic job. Unfortunately we lost Kim and Brandon. But I don’t know what to say really – I wouldn’t have been anywhere near the win without them today.

"[On the final climb] I just didn’t want to get boxed in. We did the recon yesterday and I knew I had to go early. I managed to be on the right wheel and it came off really well in the end. I still had the legs.

"It’s the biggest win of my career as it’s the only one! It’s hopefully not the last. It’s good to start in February with a win and let’s see what the rest of the season brings."

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Complete results:

183.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 41.691 km/hr

1 BEN TURNER INEOS GRENADIERS 4hr 24min 5sec
2 SIMON CLARKE ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH s.t.
3 JORDI MEEUS BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
4 VALENTIN MADOUAS GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
5 MATTEO TRENTIN UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
6 TIM WELLENS UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
7 PASCAL EENKHOORN LOTTO DSTNY s.t.
8 LOÏC VLIEGEN INTERMARHCE-CIRCUS-WANTY s.t.
9 MILAN MENTEN LOTTO DSTNY s.t.
10 GORKA IZAGIRRE MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
11 MADS SCHMIDT WÜRTZ ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH s.t.
12 BRYAN COQUARD COFIDIS s.t.
13 ALEX MOLENAAR ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
14 PAUL PENHOET GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
15 CLÉMENT CHAMPOUSSIN ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
16 CARLOS CANAL EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
17 LUCAS ERIKSSON TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
18 MARC HIRSCHI UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
19 KRISTS NEILANDS ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH s.t.
20 RUBÉN FERNANDEZ COFIDIS s.t.
21 OIER LAZKANO LOPEZ MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
22 VADIM PRONSKIY ASTANA QAZAQSTAN s.t.
23 LENNERT VAN EETVELT LOTTO DSTNY s.t.
24 PAU MIQUEL DELGADO EQUIPO KERN PHARMA s.t.
25 ALESSANDRO FEDELI Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM s.t.
26 FLORIAN VERMEERSCH LOTTO DSTNY @ 10sec
27 EDVALD BOASSON-HAGEN TOTALENERGIES s.t.
28 GOTZON MARTIN SANZ EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
29 CYRIL BARTHE BURGOS-BH s.t.
30 ERIK FETTER EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM 14"
31 ANTONIO SOTO EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
32 LORENZO ROTA INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY 0:15"
33 NICHOLAS SCHULTZ ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH s.t.
34 YANNIS VOISARD TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
35 SÉBASTIEN REICHENBACH TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
36 JESÚS EZQUERRA MUELA BURGOS-BH s.t.
37 WALTER CALZONI Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM s.t.
38 DAVIDE BAIS EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM s.t.
39 FERNANDO BARCELO CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 0:18"
40 DION SMITH INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY s.t.
41 NILS BRUN TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
42 FREDERIK WANDAHL BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
43 MATIS LOUVEL ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
44 ALEX MARTIN EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM 0:27"
45 FERNANDO TERCERO EOLO-KOMETA CYCLING TEAM s.t.
46 ALESSANDRO COVI UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
47 LAURENS HUYS INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY s.t.
48 JULEN AMEZQUETA CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 0:32"
49 JORGE ARCAS MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
50 JONAS KOCH BORA-HANSGROHE 0:43"
51 NILS POLITT BORA-HANSGROHE 0:46"
52 ANDREAS LORENTZ KRON LOTTO DSTNY 0:50"
53 PAVEL SIVAKOV INEOS GRENADIERS 0:51"
54 TOON CLYNHENS TEAM FLANDERS-BALOISE 0:52"
55 VICTOR DE LA PARTE TOTALENERGIES 0:57"
56 GEORG ZIMMERMANN INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY 1'01"
57 IGNATAS KONOVALOVAS GROUPAMA-FDJ 1'16"
58 IVÁN ROMEO ABAD MOVISTAR TEAM 1'32"
59 SERGIO SAMITIER MOVISTAR TEAM 2'01"
60 LEO HAYTER INEOS GRENADIERS 2'27"
61 RAÚL GARCÍA PIERNA EQUIPO KERN PHARMA 2'52"
62 HARRISON SWEENY LOTTO DSTNY 3'03"
63 LEÓN SANCHEZ LUIS ASTANA QAZAQSTAN s.t.
64 JOSÉ LUIS FAURA ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA 3'40"
65 LIAM SLOCK LOTTO DSTNY 3'42"
66 WARREN BARGUIL ARKEA-SAMSIC 3'45"
67 PAUL OURSELIN TOTALENERGIES 3'46"
68 SIMON GUGLIELMI ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
69 ELIAS MARIS TEAM FLANDERS-BALOISE s.t.
70 JOEL NICOLAU CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 3'59"
71 ROLAND THALMANN TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
72 VICTOR KORETZKY BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
73 UNAI CUADRADO EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
74 MATTHIEU LADAGNOUS GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
75 ORLUIS ALBERTO AULAR CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA s.t.
76 SIMON GESCHKE COFIDIS s.t.
77 FABIAN LIENHARD GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
78 JOSE HERRADA COFIDIS 4'25"
79 JONATHAN LASTRA COFIDIS s.t.
80 MARCEL CAMPRUBI Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM 4'36"
81 ARTYOM ZAKHAROV ASTANA QAZAQSTAN 4'55"
82 AARON VERWILST TEAM FLANDERS-BALOISE s.t.
83 JOSÉ JOAQUÍN ROJAS MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
84 OMER GOLDSTEIN ISRAEL-PREMIER TECH s.t.
85 JOKIN MURGUIALDAY CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 5'07"
86 CARLOS GARCÍA PIERNA EQUIPO KERN PHARMA 5'13"
87 JOSEPH ROSSKOPF Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM s.t.
88 DMITRIY GRUZDEV ASTANA PRO TEAM s.t.
89 GEOFFREY SOUPE TOTALENERGIES 5'17"
90 OBIE VIDTS INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY s.t.
91 LUKE ROWE INEOS GRENADIERS s.t.
92 LEWIS ASKEY GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
93 LORENZO GERMANI GROUPAMA-FDJ s.t.
94 ALOIS CHARRIN TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM s.t.
95 VINICIUS RANGEL MOVISTAR TEAM s.t.
96 ANTONIO ANGULO BURGOS-BH s.t.
97 SJOERD BAX UAE TEAM EMIRATES 7'56"
98 JELLE VERMOOTE INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY s.t.
99 ANDRÉ RODRIGUES COFIDIS s.t.
100 ALAN RIOU ARKEA-SAMSIC s.t.
101 XABIER MIKEL AZPARREN EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI s.t.
102 JOSÉ MARÍA GARCÍA ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA 10'38"
103 MATEU ESTELRICH ELECTRO HIPER EUROPA s.t.
104 MIKÁ HEMING TUDOR PROCYCLING TEAM 10'41"
105 LUIS-JOE LÜHRS BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
106 MICHAEL LEONARD INEOS GRENADIERS 10'51"
107 MIKEL RETEGI GONI EQUIPO KERN PHARMA 11'14"

 


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Course map & profile:

2023 Vuelta Murcia map

2023 Vuelta a Murcia map The Collado Bermejo climb in the middle of the race was eliminated because of bad weather conditions.

2023 Vuelta a Murcia profile


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