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27th Vuelta a Murcia - 2.1

Spain, March 4-8, 2008

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Stage 2 - March 5: Calasparra - Totana, 152.5km

Rubiera takes snow-capped queen stage

Perez takes over race lead

Chechu Rubiera riding up the Collado before winning the dash into Totana
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Astana's Jose Luis 'Chechu' Rubiera won the second stage of the Vuelta a Murcia on a day when most of the peloton wanted to quit racing. With snow falling on the final climb of the day, the category one Alto de Collado Bermejo, and strong winds, rain and sleet buffeting the riders after the start in Calasparra, the group staged a brief protest early in the race asking for the stage to be cancelled.

The organisers eventually convinced the racers to forge ahead, and mother nature took pity on the riders by clearing the skies. A group of 12 riders containing the race favourites prevailed over the final two climbs of the day to contest the finish in Totana. Rubiera launched his move with three kilometres to go, holding off the charge by Spaniard Aitor Perez (Extremadura-Grupo Gallardo), who took over the lead on the general classification, and Tinkoff's Vasili Kiryienka.

"What a day. We were so close to cancelling this stage," said a happy Rubiera after the stage. "It was dangerous in the peloton. With a few riders, and I was one of them, we wanted to cancel the stage after 40 kilometers. We stopped riding, but after a short discussion, we went further. I don't regret it any more." The riders had good reason to be unhappy about the abysmal weather conditions which saw winds up to 80kph and a mix of wintry weather.

After a tense start to the stage, the riders agreed after the protest to roll out for the first part of the stage without attacks to stay safe in the high winds until they could reach a part of the course where the roads were more sheltered. A group of five riders detached themselves from the peloton on the daunting ascent of the Alto de Collado Bermejo with just over 30 kilometres remaining. Alberto Contador (Astana), Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone), Alejando Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), Ricardo Serrano (Tinkoff) and Ezequiel Mosquera (Karpin Galicia) were joined on the descent by seven more riders including Rubiera and Perez.

The break is making its way up the final climb of the day
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The dozen riders rolled into the streets of Totana with more than a minute on the next chasing group. Still, they faced a difficult uphill finish, which played into Rubiera's strengths. "Three kilometres from the finish was the perfect moment to attack," Rubiera said of his move from the group containing two of his Astana team-mates. "Toni Colom didn't feel strong enough to attack. Neither did I, but I tried. And it worked!" Colom and Alberto Contador finished seventh, six seconds behind in the group with last year's champion Alejandro Valverde.

Rubiera, who announced that he will retire at the end of the season after a strong Tour of California, will not change his plans now that he's scored victory. "It is super nice to stop with these feelings. It is time to do something else. The decision has been made. Definite for sure."

Rubiera now sits in second place in the general classification, on the same time as Perez, who finished third on the first stage. Tinkoff's Alexander Serov put distance into his sprint competititors by scoring a first and second place in the intermediate sprints, while Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Contentpolis - Murcia) took over the lead in the mountains classification with the win atop the Alto de Espuña.

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Results

1 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                          4.18.14 (35,433 km/h)
2 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                
3 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                    0.02
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne               0.06
5 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
6 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems                
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                
8 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
9 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                       
10 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                    
11 Javier Etxarri Marin (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                    
12 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         0.26
13 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                1.10
14 José Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                  
15 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                        
16 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      
17 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                 
18 Hernani Broco (Por) Liberty Seguros                                 
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                 
20 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      
21 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo               
22 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Liberty Seguros                                  
23 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    
24 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                 
25 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo            
26 Iñigo Cuesta López (Spa) Team CSC                                   
27 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia             
28 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros                         3.07
29 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    4.23
30 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Liberty Seguros                          4.56
31 Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) Tinkoff Credit Systems    5.03
32 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     6.08
33 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 
34 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   
35 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
36 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis - Murcia                        7.50
37 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      
38 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         
39 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                                     
40 Enrique Salgueiro Alonso (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo          
41 Jose Ruiz Sanchez (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                         
42 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                             
43 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                     
44 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          
45 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
46 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank                                        
47 Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia             12.15
48 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                          
49 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana                                  
50 Gonzalo Zambrano Calderon (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo         
51 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
52 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team CSC                                    
53 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana                    15.09
54 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                        
55 José Antonio Redondo Ramos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                     
56 Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                           
57 Claudio José Casas Gallego (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur           18.05
58 César Quiteiro (Por) Liberty Seguros                           19.23
59 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                      
60 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                    21.27
61 Xabat Otxotorena (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                  
62 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                      
63 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur            
64 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                     
65 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   
66 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                        
67 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                       
68 Carlos Castano Panadero (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
69 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Karpin Galicia                            
70 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        
71 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
72 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                       
73 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                           
74 Yon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                            
75 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
76 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                      
77 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              
78 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                 
79 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                        
80 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   
81 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                            
82 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                             
83 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana                                
84 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                    
85 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                           
86 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                       
87 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         21.33
88 Francisco Terciado Sacedo (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo         
89 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                      27.15
90 Antonio Jesús (Por) Liberty Seguros                                 
91 Jesus Cobelo Fojo (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         28.56
92 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                           
93 Dimitri Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                   
94 Jesus Ramirez Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              
95 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                          29.00
 
Points
 
1 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                               25 pts
2 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              20
3 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                      16
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 14
5 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                12
6 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems              10
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                               9
8 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                       8
9 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                      7
10 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                   6
11 Javier Etxarri Marin (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                   5
12 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo            4
13 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   3
14 José Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                 2
15 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                       1
 
Sprints
 
Cieza 
1 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        3 pts
2 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                    2
3 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                       1
 
Ricote 
1 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                           3 pts
2 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        2
3 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                    1
 
Mountains
 
Ricote (Cat. 3)
1 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      3 pts
2 Yon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                            2
3 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                 1
 
Pliego (Cat. 3)
1 José Antonio Redondo Ramos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                     3 pts
2 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         2
3 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        1
 
Espuña (Cat. 1)
1 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                10 pts
2 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                 8
3 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      6
4 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                4
5 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 2
6 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  1
 
Collado Bermejo (Cat. 1)
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 10 pts
2 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 8
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                               6
4 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        4
5 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                    2
6 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems               1
 
Teams
 
1 Astana                                                       12.54.54
2 Contentpolis - Murcia                                            1.10
3 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                     1.30
4 Caisse d'Epargne                                                 2.14
5 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           4.59
6 Liberty Seguros                                                  5.15
7 Team CSC                                                         9.58
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             11.29
9 Karpin Galicia                                                  15.34
10 Extremadura-Grupo Gallardo                                     19.53
11 Andalucia - Cajasur                                            23.57
12 Rabobank                                                       44.14
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo         9.18.25
2 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                 
3 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                    0.02
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                            0.06
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   
6 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                     
7 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  
8 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                       
9 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
10 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems               
11 Javier Etxarri Marin (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                    
12 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         0.26
13 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                    1.10
14 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      
15 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    
16 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                 
17 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      
18 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    
19 José Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                  
20 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) Liberty Seguros                                  
21 Hernani Broco (Por) Liberty Seguros                                 
22 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia             
23 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                 
24 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo            
25 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo               
26 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                 
27 Iñigo Cuesta López (Spa) Team CSC                                   
28 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros                         3.07
29 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    4.23
30 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Liberty Seguros                          4.56
31 Walter Fernando Pedraza Morales (Col) Tinkoff Credit Systems    5.03
32 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo             6.08
33 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
34 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                         
35 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   
36 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis - Murcia                        7.50
37 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
38 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      
39 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         
40 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                             
41 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                          
42 Enrique Salgueiro Alonso (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo          
43 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                     
44 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                                     
45 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank                                        
46 Jose Ruiz Sanchez (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                         
47 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    12.15
48 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team CSC                                    
49 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                          
50 Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                  
51 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana                                  
52 Gonzalo Zambrano Calderon (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo         
53 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana                    15.09
54 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                        
55 José Antonio Redondo Ramos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                     
56 Claudio José Casas Gallego (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur           18.05
57 César Quiteiro (Por) Liberty Seguros                           19.23
58 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                      
59 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                    21.27
60 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur            
61 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                      
62 Xabat Otxotorena (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                  
63 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         
64 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                           
65 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        
66 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                 
67 Yon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                            
68 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Karpin Galicia                            
69 Ignacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              
70 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                   
71 Carlos Castano Panadero (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
72 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                     
73 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                      
74 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                       
75 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                        
76 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana                                
77 Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   
78 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                       
79 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo         21.33
80 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo             21.43
81 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team CSC                      22.13
82 Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                      22.33
83 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur               23.05
84 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                       23.55
85 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                      27.15
86 Antonio Jesús (Por) Liberty Seguros                                 
87 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                  28.51
88 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                        
89 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                             
90 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                      28.56
91 Jesus Ramirez Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              
92 Francisco Terciado Sacedo (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo    28.57
93 Jesus Cobelo Fojo (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         36.20
94 Dimitri Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                   
95 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                          36.24
 
Points classification
 
1 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo              36 pts
2 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                               25
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                        25
4 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                          20
5 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems                      17
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 14
7 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                        14
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                              13
9 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                12
10 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur          12
11 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                      11
12 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems             10
13 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo               10
14 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                       9
15 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                     9
16 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                      8
17 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Astana                                     7
18 Xabat Otxotorena (Spa) Extremadura-Gruppo Gallardo                 7
19 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                   7
20 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                   6
21 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                     6
22 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                          5
23 Javier Etxarri Marin (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                   5
24 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                       5
25 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo            4
26 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                   3
27 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                3
28 José Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                 2
29 César Quiteiro (Por) Liberty Seguros                               2
30 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                      1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       11 pts
2 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                    7
3 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                           5
4 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                       1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                11 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                 10
3 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                10
4 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                      9
5 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                 8
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                               6
7 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                5
8 Gustavo Dominguez Lemos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        5
9 José Antonio Redondo Ramos (Spa) Karpin Galicia                     3
10 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur                   3
11 Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                   2
12 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                        2
13 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                       2
14 Yon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                           2
15 Ricardo Serrano González (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems              1
16 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                 1
 
Best Murcian classification
 
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne            9.18.31
2 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                9.19.35
3 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia                9.26.15
4 Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia            9.30.40
5 Claudio José Casas Gallego (Spa) Andalucía - Cajasur          9.36.30
 
Teams classification
 
1 Astana                                                       27.55.27
2 Contentpolis - Murcia                                            1.10
3 Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                     1.30
4 Caisse d'Epargne                                                 2.14
5 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           4.59
6 Liberty Seguros                                                  5.15
7 Team CSC                                                         9.58
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             11.29
9 Karpin Galicia                                                  15.34
10 Extremadura-Grupo Gallardo                                     19.53
11 Andalucia - Cajasur                                            23.57
12 Rabobank                                                       44.14