Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta Ciclista Del Sol – Final results

Photo: © Martin

The Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol, was happening this week, and I kinda missed the daily updates. The race is a 2.1, 5-stage race in southern Spain that ran from February 21st through 25th. The 676km race was well attended with the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Damiano Cunego, Michael Rogers, Thomas Lövkvist, Frank Schleck, Linus Gerdemann, Jens Voigt, Simon Gerrans, Óscar Freire, Mark Cavendish and the returning Emanuele Sella.

There were little fireworks in the race, but certainly notable was the lack of an inspiring performance from the always talkin’ Mark Cavendish. No wins, no top three in the final sprints. Oscar Freire, on the other hand, picked up two sprint victories and looked in fine form for the Milan-San Remo.

The overall went to Michael Rogers, who was joined on the podium by Jurgen Van Den Broeck and Sergio Pardilla Bellón with Jens Voigt narrowly missing the podium in fourth spot 1 second behind Pardilla-Bellón.

Final general classification
1 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia_______18:12:16
2 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto__0:00:19
3 Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) Carmiooro NGC_________0:00:30

Stage 5 results
1 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro NGC___________4:20:05
2 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia________0:00:02

Stage 4 (TT) results
1 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank____________0:12:59
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team_0:00:05
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC – Columbia___________0:00:07

Stage 3 results
1 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank_____________________4:33:36
2 Greca Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
3 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team

Stage 2 results
1 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank____________________4:53:06
2 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil – Shimano
3 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC – Columbia

Stage 1 results
1 Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) Carmiooro NGC_________4:11:55
2 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto__0:00:09
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini________0:00:13

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