Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol

Stage 1) La Cala de Mijas - Zahara de la Sierra

ES Spain Tuesday 18 May 2021 152.1 km

A stage for the puncheurs in Spain

A stage for the puncheurs in Spain

The rescheduled 67th edition of the Vuelta a Andalucia started Tuesday afternoon with a short but hilly stage between Cala de Mijas and Zahara de la Sierra. The lumpy profile screamed breakaway, but surprisingly, only three men decided to spend their day in the front. After attacking early, on the first climb, three men opened up a huge advantage of nine minutes which at one point looked to be decisive, but the peloton changed the tempo after the first 60 kilometers and quickly erased more than half of the deficit.

With 30 kilometers to go, the gap hovered around two minutes, but the chasers knew they were in control so took their time to bring back the escapees, the catch being made just ahead of the final ten kilometers. Shane Archbold tried to get in the mix for Deceuninck – Quick-Step on the uphill drag to the line, but a crash – fortunately without any consequences – took him out of contention at the 2km-to-go mark.

The win went to Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar), who outsprinted a small group inside the last 400 meters, taking also the race’s first leader’s jersey. Ruta del Sol will continue Wednesday with another demanding stage, this time traveling from Iznajar to Alcala la Real.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

Race details

1 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
3:54:25
2 Orluis Aular Sanabria
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
3 Daryl Impey
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
5 Robert Stannard
Team BikeExchange
0:03
6 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:03
7 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:03
8 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
0:03
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:03
10 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:03
62 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:26
69 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:07
88 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:02
89 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:02
91 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:17
100 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:36
111 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:36
1 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
3:54:25
2 Orluis Aular Sanabria
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
3 Daryl Impey
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
5 Robert Stannard
Team BikeExchange
0:03
6 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:03
7 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:03
8 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
0:03
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:03
10 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:03
62 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:26
69 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:07
88 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:02
89 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:02
91 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:17
100 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:36
111 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:36
1 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
25 pt
2 Orluis Aular Sanabria
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
20 pt
3 Daryl Impey
Israel Start-Up Nation
16 pt
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
14 pt
5 Robert Stannard
Team BikeExchange
12 pt
6 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
10 pt
7 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
9 pt
8 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
8 pt
9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
7 pt
10 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
6 pt
1 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
12 pt
2 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
8 pt
3 Thomas Sprengers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
4 pt
4 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
3 pt
5 Orluis Aular Sanabria
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2 pt
6 Daryl Impey
Israel Start-Up Nation
1 pt
7 Luis Ángel Maté Mardones
Euskaltel - Euskadi
1 pt
1 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 11:43:21
2 Movistar Team 0:09
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21
4 Gazprom - RusVelo 0:31
5 INEOS Grenadiers 0:39
6 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:50
7 UAE-Team Emirates 0:56
8 Astana - Premier Tech 0:57
9 Burgos-BH 1:08
10 Equipo Kern Pharma 1:27

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