Dream Start For Nairo Quintana’s Movistar In Tour of Spain

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JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain, Aug 23, 2014 (AFP) – Giro d’Italia champion
Nairo Quintana got his quest to win the Tour of Spain off to a flying start as
his Movistar team won the opening stage team time trial on Saturday.

Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo led his team to victory in a time of 14min
13sec to take the leader’s jersey, six seconds ahead of Cannondale and Orica
Green-Edge.

However, it was a poor start for 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome
as he lost 27 seconds on Quintana as Team Sky finished back in 11th.

“We have been preparing all season for a team time trial like this one,”
said Castroviejo.

However, Castroviejo refused to be drawn on who between Quintana and 2009
Tour of Spain champion Alejandro Valverde would be the team leader throughout
the three-week tour.

“Until we get to the mountains we don’t know who we will be supporting,”
said the 27-year-old.

Froome was making his return to action after crashing out of this year’s
Tour de France with hand and wrist injuries.

He was one of many riders to crash on the 12.6km route through Jerez de la
Frontera in training and seemed content just to make it to the finish line
without any further incidents.

There were no such problems for Quintana and Valverde as Movistar set off
last and were always ahead of the rest of the pack before Castroviejo led them
across the line.

Another former winner Alberto Contador finished 19 seconds off the leaders
as the Spaniard’s Tinkoff-Saxo team were down in seventh.

Contador is also on the comeback trail after a nasty shinbone injury at the
Tour de France and insisted he is not in the running for the overall victory
despite finishing eight seconds ahead of Froome.

“This doesn’t change anything. I have told you I am going day-by-day,” said
the two-time Tour de France winner.

“The most important thing was to test my legs.”

Results of the Tour of
Spain first stage, a 12.6km team time trial around Jerez de la Frontera on
Saturday:

1. Movistar 14min 13sec
2. Cannondale at 0:06.
3. Orica-GreenEdge 0:06.
4. RadioShack 0:09.
5. Omega Pharma 0:11.
6. Giant 0:16.
7. Tinkoff 0:19.
8. Belkin 0:19.
9. BMC 0:21.
10. Lampre 0:25.
11. Sky 0:27.
12. Team MTN 0:29.
13. Astana 0:30.
14. Lotto 0:30.
15. AG2R La Mondiale 0:33.
16. Katusha 0:38.
17. IAM Cycling 0:40.
18. Garmin 0:41.
19. FDJ.fr 0:45.
20. Caja Rural 0:48.
21. Cofidis 0:51.
22. Europcar 1:03.

Overall standings after
the first stage of the Tour of Spain, a 12.6km team time trial around Jerez de
la Frontera on Saturday:

1. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) 14min 13sec
2. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) at 0:00.
3. Audrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 0:00.
4. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
5. Javier Moreno (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
6. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0:00.
7. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
8. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 0:04.
9. José Herrada (ESP/MOV) 0:06.
10. Damiano Caruso (ITA/CAN) 0:06.
11. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 0:06.
12. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 0:06.
13. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 0:06.
14. Oscar Gatto (ITA/CAN) 0:06.
15. Michael Matthews (AUS/ORI) 0:06.
16. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 0:06.
17. Adam Yates (ENG/ORI) 0:06.
18. Ivan Santaromita (ITA/ORI) 0:06.
19. Esteban Chaves (COL/ORI) 0:06.
20. Fabian Cancellara (SWI/TRE) 0:09.
21. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:09.
22. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) 0:09.
23. Bob Jungels (LUX/TRE) 0:09.
24. Jesse Sergent (NZL/TRE) 0:09.
25. Julian Arredondo (COL/TRE) 0:09.
26. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 0:09.
27. George Bennett (NZL/CAN) 0:09.
28. Gianluca Brambilla (ITA/OPQ) 0:11.
29. Pieter Serry (BEL/OPQ) 0:11.
30. Rigoberto Uran (COL/OPQ) 0:11.
31. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) 0:11.
32. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 0:11.
33. Wout Poels (NED/OPQ) 0:11.
34. Carlos Verona (ESP/OPQ) 0:11.
35. Nikolas Maes (BEL/OPQ) 0:12.
36. Chad Haga (USA/GIA) 0:16.
37. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 0:16.
38. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE/GIA) 0:16.
39. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:16.
40. Lawson Craddock (USA/GIA) 0:16.
41. Warren Barguil (FRA/GIA) 0:19.
42. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:19.
43. Michael Andersen (DEN/TIN) 0:19.
44. Chris Anker Sorensen (DEN/TIN) 0:19.
45. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 0:19.
46. Ivan Rovnyi (RUS/TIN) 0:19.
47. Oliver Zaugg (SWI/TIN) 0:19.
48. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 0:19.
49. Robert Gesink (NED/BKN) 0:19.
50. Wilco Kelderman (NED/BKN) 0:19.
51. Paul Martens (GER/BKN) 0:19.
52. Stef Clement (NED/BKN) 0:19.
53. Maartens Tjallingii (NED/BKN) 0:19.
54. Mitch Docker (AUS/ORI) 0:21.
55. Danilo Wyss (SUI/BMC) 0:21.
56. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/BMC) 0:21.
57. Samuel Sanchez (ESP/BMC) 0:21.
58. Cadel Evans (AUS/BMC) 0:21.
59. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC) 0:21.
60. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 0:21.
61. Dominik Nerz (GER/BMC) 0:21.
62. Steve Morabito (SUI/BMC) 0:21.
63. Winner Anacona (COL/LAM) 0:25.
64. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LAM) 0:25.
65. Elia Favilli (ITA/LAM) 0:25.
66. Valerio Conti (ITA/LAM) 0:25.
67. Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL/LAM) 0:25.
68. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 0:25.
69. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/LAM) 0:25.
70. Martin Velits (SVK/OPQ) 0:26.
71. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 0:27.
72. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:27.
73. Philip Deignan (NIR/SKY) 0:27.
74. Peter Kennaugh (GBR/SKY) 0:27.
75. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:27.
76. Daniel Teklehaymanot (ERI/MTN) 0:29.
77. Merhawi Kudus (ERI/MTN) 0:29.
78. Sergio Pardilla (ESP/MTN) 0:29.
79. Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/MTN) 0:29.
80. Gerald Ciolek (GER/MTN) 0:29.
81. Kristian Sbaragli (ITA/MTN) 0:29.
82. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 0:29.
83. Paolo Tiralongo (ITA/AST) 0:30.
84. Andrea Guardini (ITA/AST) 0:30.
85. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ/AST) 0:30.
86. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:30.
87. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/AST) 0:30.
88. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:30.
89. Andrej Zeits (KAZ/AST) 0:30.
90. Daniil Fominykh (KAZ/AST) 0:30.
91. Mikel Landa (ESP/AST) 0:30.
92. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:30.
93. Maxime Monfort (BEL/LTB) 0:30.
94. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:30.
95. Jens Debusschere (BEL/LTB) 0:30.
96. Vegard Breen (NOR/LTB) 0:30.
97. Guillaume Boivin (CAN/CAN) 0:31.
98. Maxime Bouet (FRA/ALM) 0:33.
99. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA/ALM) 0:33.
100. Lloyd Mondory (FRA/ALM) 0:33.
101. Carlos Betancour (COL/ALM) 0:33.
102. Hubert Dupont (FRA/ALM) 0:33.
103. Sébastien Turgot (FRA/ALM) 0:33.
104. Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR/ALM) 0:33.
105. Damien Gaudin (FRA/ALM) 0:33.
106. Dario Cataldo (ITA/SKY) 0:33.
107. Alexandre Kolobnev (RUS/KAT) 0:38.
108. Sergey Chernetsky (RUS/KAT) 0:38.
109. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 0:38.
110. Daniel Moreno (ESP/KAT) 0:38.
111. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:38.
112. Matthias Krizek (AUT/CAN) 0:38.
113. Aleksejs Saramotins (LAT/IAM) 0:40.
114. Pirmin Lang (SWI/IAM) 0:40.
115. Johann Tschopp (SWI/IAM) 0:40.
116. Marcel Aregger (SWI/IAM) 0:40.
117. Vicente Reynes (ESP/IAM) 0:40.
118. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/GRM) 0:41.
119. Nathan Haas (AUS/GRM) 0:41.
120. Koldo Fernandez (ESP/GRM) 0:41.
121. Daniel Martin (IRL/GRM) 0:41.
122. André Cardoso (POR/GRM) 0:41.
123. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 0:41.
124. Patrick Gretsch (GER/ALM) 0:43.
125. Johannes Fröhlinger (GER/GIA) 0:43.
126. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/GIA) 0:43.
127. Brett Lancaster (AUS/ORI) 0:45.
128. Murilo Fischer (BRA/FDJ) 0:45..

129. Johan Le Bon (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
130. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
131. Geoffrey Soupe (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
132. Anthony Roux (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
133. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
134. Kenny Elissonde (FRA/FDJ) 0:45.
135. Jonathan Fumeaux (SWI/IAM) 0:46.
136. Nathan Brown (USA/GRM) 0:48.
137. Peio Bilbao (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
138. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
139. Amets Txurruka (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
140. Antonio Piedra (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
141. Javier Aramendia (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
142. David Arroyo (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
143. Luis Mas (ESP/CJR) 0:48.
144. Karol Domagalski (POL/CJR) 0:48.
145. Cameron Meyer (AUS/ORI) 0:48.
146. Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA/CAN) 0:50.
147. Greg Henderson (NZL/LTB) 0:50.
148. Romain Hardy (FRA/COF) 0:51.
149. Jérome Coppel (FRA/COF) 0:51.
150. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 0:51.
151. Romain Zingle (BEL/COF) 0:51.
152. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 0:51.
153. Yoann Bagot (FRA/COF) 0:51.
154. Christophe Le Mevel (FRA/COF) 0:51.
155. Larry Warbasse (USA/BMC) 0:52.
156. Jaco Venter (RSA/MTN) 0:53.
157. Bart De Clercq (BEL/LTB) 0:56.
158. Christian Knees (GER/SKY) 0:57.
159. Kristof Vandewalle (BEL/TRE) 0:59.
160. Jay Thomson (RSA/MTN) 1:01.
161. Louis Meintjies (RSA/MTN) 1:01.
162. Romain Sicard (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
163. Bryan Naulleau (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
164. Yannick Martinez (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
165. Natnael Berhane (ERI/EUC) 1:03.
166. Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
167. Dan Craven (NAM/EUC) 1:03.
168. Jérôme Cousin (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
169. Maxime Mederel (FRA/EUC) 1:03.
170. Matteo Pelucchi (ITA/IAM) 1:03.
171. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR/TRE) 1:05.
172. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 1:07.
173. David Millar (GBR/GRM) 1:07.
174. Alberto Losada (ESP/KAT) 1:07.
175. Guillaume Levarlet (FRA/COF) 1:08.
176. Gert Joeaar (EST/COF) 1:12.
177. Eduard Vorganov (RUS/KAT) 1:13.
178. Sam Bewley (NZL/ORI) 1:17.
179. Vincent Jérôme (FRA/EUC) 1:18.
180. Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR/SKY) 1:20.
181. Luke Rowe (WAL/SKY) 1:20.
182. Damiano Cunego (ITA/LAM) 1:21.
183. Dmitriy Kozontchuk (RUS/KAT) 1:23.
184. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 1:26.
185. Roberto Ferrari (ITA/LAM) 1:28.
186. Pim Ligthart (NED/LTB) 1:33.
187. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 1:34.
188. Nikias Arndt (GER/GIA) 1:35.
189. Laurent Mangel (FRA/FDJ) 1:46.
190. Moreno Hofland (NED/BKN) 1:49.
191. Martijn Keizer (NED/BKN) 1:49.
192. Sander Armee (BEL/LTB) 1:58.
193. Jesus Hernandez (ESP/TIN) 2:00.
194. Sébastien Hinault (FRA/IAM) 2:07.
195. Francesco Lasca (ITA/CJR) 2:10.
196. Robert Wagner (GER/BKN) 2:16.
197. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA/KAT) 2:17.
198. Dominik Klemme (GER/IAM) 2:18.

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