21st Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia - 2.3

Spain, March 7-11, 2001

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Stage 3 - March 9: Cieza - Archena, 152.4 km

Garrido pips Leoni

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Garrido clear
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Argentinian sprinter Martin Garrido (Relax-Fuenlabrada) has become the new leader in the Vuelta a Murcia after he won today's third stage, between Cieza and Archena. Garrido beat yesterday's winner, Endrio Leoni (Alessio) and Giovanni Lombardi (Telekom) in yet another bunch sprint, that saw all the principal names arrive in the leading group.

The 152 kilometre stage was more animated than the previous day, and several teams went on the attack from the beginning. Leandro Navarrete (Kelme), Guido Trenti (Cantina Tollo) and Tony Bracke (Collstrop) launched a successful attack in the 6th kilometre, that netted them a six minute lead at one point.

Alessio and Nurnberger mounted a chase, while up the road the break was splintering. Navarrete was the first to be dropped at the half-way point, while Trenti and Bracke kept going. Marco Pantani and Jan Ullrich were also seen near the front, presumably to stay out of trouble and work on their early season form.

With 30 kilometres to go, the race was over for Bracke and Trenti, as they fought a strong headwind and a speeding peloton. After this, the sprinters teams managed to keep the race together, although there were many attacks coming into Archena. Lotto were prominent, trying to set up Blijlevens for the win after he came so close yesterday.

However in the final few hundred metres, it was a case of every man for himself, and Blijlevens, Lombardi and Leoni were not positioned well. Martin Garrido took full advantage of this to take a clear win in the stage.

Tomorrow's fourth stage will be different to the first three. It is 166 kilometres between Alcantarilla and Aledo, taking in the altos Del Gurruchal (Cat. 3), Caballo (Cat. 3), Pliego (Cat. 3), Espuņa (Cat. 1) and Collado Bermejo (Cat. 1).


1 Martin Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada       3.51.35 (39.484 km/h)
2 Endrio Leoni (Ita) Alessio
3 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Telekom
4 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo
5 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans
6 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
7 Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Nurnberger
8 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
9 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
10 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast
11 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank
12 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank
13 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) La Pecol
14 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
15 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16 Angel Castresana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
17 Sergio Villamil (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
18 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
19 Xavier Florencio (Spa) ONCE
20 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team Coast
21 Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) La Pecol
22 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
23 Cristian Pepoli (Ita) Cantina Tollo
24 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
25 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Cantina Tollo
26 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) La Pecol
27 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE
28 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Rabobank
29 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio
30 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
31 David Tani (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
32 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
33 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
34 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE
35 Davy Daniels (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
36 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
37 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
38 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio
39 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
40 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
41 Tom Stremersch (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
42 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
43 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
44 Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
45 Gaizka Lejarreta (Spa) ONCE
46 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step
47 Ens Heppner (Ger) Telekom
48 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
49 Jose Rosa (Por) La Pecol
50 Vincent Cali (Fra) Collstrop-Palmans
51 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) iBanesto.com
52 Juan Jose De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanc
53 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
54 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
55 Igor Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE
56 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
57 Pablo Soler (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
58 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Mercatone Uno
59 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
60 Aleksandr Sheffr (Kaz) Alessio
61 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno
62 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Telekom
63 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno
64 Ermanno Brignoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno
65 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
66 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
67 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
68 Eddy Ratti (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
69 Jurgen Van Roosbroeck (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
70 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
71 Alessandr Spezialetti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
72 Gustavo Miguel Otero (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
73 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
74 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio
75 Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
76 Daniel Clavero (Spa) Mercatone Uno
77 Pablo Fernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
78 Marc Streel (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
79 Igor Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
80 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio
81 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Rabobank
82 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Telekom
83 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Coast
84 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast
85 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Telekom
86 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
87 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
88 Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno
89 Eleuterio Anguita (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
90 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
91 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo
92 Roland Meier (Swi) Team Coast
93 Pedro Andrade (Por) La Pecol
94 Jurgen Guns (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
95 Victor Hugo Peņa (Col) US Postal Service
96 Imanol Ayestaran (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
97 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
98 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
99 Jorge Capitan (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
100 David Muņoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
101 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank
102 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) La Pecol
103 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Telekom
104 Kevin Livingston (USA) Telekom
105 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
106 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
107 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
108 Jason Phillips (Aus) Team Coast
109 Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
110 Eduardo Hernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
111 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
112 Marcello Siboni (Ita) Mercatone Uno
113 Harald Morscher (Aut) Nurnberger
114 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
115 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
116 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
117 Thomas Liese (Ger) Nurnberger
118 Juan Miguel Cuenca (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
119 Geoffrey Demeyere (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
120 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
121 Jehudi Schoonacker (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
122 Bruno Castanheira (Por) La Pecol
123 Artour Babaitsev (Rus) Nurnberger
124 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
125 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
126 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   0.53
127 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans          0.55
128 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) ONCE                       1.04
129 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                1.09
130 Robert Bartko (Ger) Telekom
131 Candido Barbosa (Por) iBanesto.com                 1.51
132 Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com
133 Jose Luis Martinez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
134 Giuseppe Di Fresco (Ita) Mercatone Uno
135 Jose Antonio Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
136 Leandro Navarrette (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
137 Youri Sourkov (Mda) La Pecol
138 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
139 Dirk Aernouts (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans              7.23
140 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                9.15
141 Roberto Conti (Ita) Cantina Tollo                 10.21
142 David Arroyo (Spa) ONCE
143 Miguel Angel Peņa (Spa) ONCE
144 Philippe Koheler (Fra) Mapei-Quick Step           12.03
General classification after stage 3
1 Martin Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada           11.23.13
2 Endrio Leoni (Ita) Alessio                           0.01
3 Werner Riebenbauer (Aut) Nurnberger                  0.07
4 Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo                     0.11
5 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
6 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              0.12
7 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                 0.13
8 Victor Hugo Peņa (Col) US Postal Service             0.14
9 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                0.15
10 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
11 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
12 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                         0.16
13 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                          0.17
14 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) La Pecol
15 Angel Castresana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16 Sergio Villamil (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
17 Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) La Pecol
18 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
19 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE
20 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans
21 Tom Stremersch (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
22 David Tani (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
23 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE
24 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
25 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
26 Xavier Florencio (Spa) ONCE
27 Ens Heppner (Ger) Telekom
28 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
29 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
30 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
31 Jurgen Van Roosbroeck (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
32 Igor Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
33 Eleuterio Anguita (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
34 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
35 Marco Pantani (Ita) Mercatone Uno
36 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
37 Jose Rosa (Por) La Pecol
38 Gaizka Lejarreta (Spa) ONCE
39 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
40 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
41 Pedro Andrade (Por) La Pecol
42 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
43 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step
44 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
45 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
46 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
47 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
48 Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
49 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Mercatone Uno
50 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno
51 Igor Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE
52 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
53 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio
54 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) iBanesto.com
55 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Rabobank
56 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Coast
57 Juan Jose De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
58 Pablo Fernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
59 Davy Daniels (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
60 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Cantina Tollo
61 Eduardo Hernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
62 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team Coast
63 Ermanno Brignoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno
64 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
65 Aleksandr Sheffr (Kaz) Alessio
66 Eddy Ratti (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
67 Jurgen Guns (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
68 Imanol Ayestaran (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
69 Vincent Cali (Fra) Collstrop-Palmans
70 Pablo Soler (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
71 Jorge Capitan (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
72 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
73 Geoffrey Demeyere (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
74 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Telekom
75 Gabriele Colombo (Ita) Cantina Tollo
76 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Telekom
77 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank
78 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio
79 Daniel Clavero (Spa) Mercatone Uno
80 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
81 Alessandr Spezialetti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
82 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
83 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
84 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
85 Gustavo Miguel Otero (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
86 Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno
87 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Telekom
88 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
89 Juan Miguel Cuenca (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
90 Thomas Liese (Ger) Nurnberger
91 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria
92 Marcello Siboni (Ita) Mercatone Uno
93 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
94 Bruno Castanheira (Por) La Pecol
95 Roland Meier (Swi) Team Coast
96 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
97 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio
98 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
99 Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
100 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
101 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
102 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
103 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans          1.12
104 Robert Bartko (Ger) Telekom                        1.26
105 Candido Barbosa (Por) iBanesto.com                 2.08
106 Youri Sourkov (Mda) La Pecol
107 Gerben Lowik (Ned) Rabobank                        8.37
108 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Telekom                    8.40
109 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast                      8.44
110 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) La Pecol
111 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Telekom
112 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
113 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                8.55
114 Jose Maria Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com             10.35
115 David Arroyo (Spa) ONCE                           10.38
116 Miguel Angel Peņa (Spa) ONCE
117 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service
118 Roberto Conti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
119 Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Jazztel-Costa Almeria        11.50
120 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim        11.55
121 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank                          11.59
122 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) La Pecol
123 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
124 Cristian Pepoli (Ita) Cantina Tollo
125 David Muņoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
126 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
127 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
128 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast
129 Kevin Livingston (USA) Telekom
130 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) ONCE                      12.59
131 Harald Morscher (Aut) Nurnberger                  13.05
132 Leandro Navarrette (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca       13.48
133 Jose Antonio Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeri   13.50
134 Artour Babaitsev (Rus) Nurnberger                 14.27
135 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi       14.36
136 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans               18.47
137 Philippe Koheler (Fra) Mapei-Quick Step           21.32
138 Marc Streel (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans               23.45
139 Jose Luis Martinez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa Almeria    26.07
140 Jason Phillips (Aus) Team Coast                   26.09
141 Jehudi Schoonacker (Bel) Vlaanderen-T Interim
142 Giuseppe Di Fresco (Ita) Mercatone Uno            28.00
143 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                  33.00
144 Dirk Aernouts (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans             33.30