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Down from five to three stages this year, Vuelta a Murica will be like the Spanish version of the Criterium International with one hilly stage, a mountainous stage and a final day TT

2011 Vuelta a Murcia Teams
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News and Updates for Vuelta a Murcia 2011

2012 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (results and video... no extended coverage here)

Stage 3: Albeto Contador wraps up the overall title by winning the TT finale

Stage 3 results
1  Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-SunGard)    14:10
2  Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun)           + 0:08
3  Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC)               + 0:12
4  Alex Dowsett (Sky) 19
5  Vasili Kiryenka (Movistar Team)        + 0:26
6  Manuele Boaro (Saxo Bank-SunGard)
7  Alexander Wetterhall (Endura Racing)   + 0:28
8  Eloy Teruel (Sel  española)            + 0:30
9  Chistian Vandevelde (Garmin-Cervélo)   + 0:31
10 David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervélo)       + 0:33
11 Carlos Barredo (Rabobank)              + 0:38
12 Iker Camaño (Endura Racing)
13 Michael Matthews (Rabobank)            + 0:40
14 Paul Poux (Saur Sojasun) 
15 Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-SunGard) 

Final general classification
1  Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-SunGard) 
2  Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun)           + 0:11
3  Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC)               + 0:17
4  Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil)             + 1:46
5  Fabio Duarte (Geox-TMC)                + 1:47
Contador wraps up overall win in Murcia time trial cyclingnews
Contador diseña su caminodiariovasco
Stage TT photoscyclingnews
 Stage 3 Highlights (04:14 spanish) — laverdadtv
March 5 update: Other than a few roundabouts, this looks like your typical flat, urban TT. Denis Menchov is only 5s behind Alberto Contador... the overall winner should be one of the two. 24 year-old Jerome Coppel was 5th at the Vuelta a Andalucia prologue last week and he's only 3s back of Contador so don't rule him out. — Steve

TT Start Order and Timesbiciciclismo

Stage 2: Contador dominates the mountain stage and will lead going into the TT finale

Stage 2 results
1  Alberto Contador (Saxo-Bank)       4:46:57
2  Denis Menchov (Geox)                + 0:05
3  Jerome Coppel  
4  Fabio Duarte                        + 0:25
5  Wouter Poels                        + 0:27
6  Alexandre Geniez                    + 0:57
7  Christopher Froome                  + 1:17
8  Guillaume Levarlet
9  Fabrice Jeandesboz 
10 David Blanco

General classification after stage 2
1  Alberto Contador (Saxo-Bank)       
Full/Official Stage 2 Resultsregmurcia
Full/Official General classification after stage 2regmurcia
Contador assumes lead with stage wincyclingnews
Contador wins Tour of Murcia stage
Stage 2 photoscyclingnews
 Finish/Podium/Interview (00:51 spanish) —
 Stage 2 Highlights (03:09 spanish) — laverdadtv
March 5 update: This will be the hardest mountain stage on the UCI Europe circuit so far this year. It's a stage that gets progressively harder, climaxing with cat 2 climb followed the cat 1, Alto Collado Bermego, a climb that is frequently used in the Tour of Murcia and the Vuelta a Espana. However, this year rather than a long descent to the finish, there will be just a 7 km descent to Sierra Espuña, a national park on the outskirts of Murcia. The finish, as you can see below, is flat so we could have an ugly climbers bunch sprint to decide who wears the leader's jersey heading into the individual time-trial finale on Sunday. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve
 (Vuelta a) Murcia Promo with mountain shots (06:41 spanish)

Stage 1: Rabobank's neo-pro, Michael Matthews, wins his 4th race of the year in a bunch sprint

Stage 1 report and resultscyclingnews
Michael Matthews kicks to victory in first Euro pro win at Vuelta a Murciavelonews
 Finish/Podium (00:41 spanish) —
 Stage 1 Highlights (03:44 spanish) Stage 1 photoscyclingnews
March 3 update: The Tour of Murcia is going to be short and sweet this year with only three stages. Stage 1 will be hilly featuring three cat 3 climbs before a downhill run to the finish. The day will start in San Pedro del Pinatar before following the Mediterranean coast south and west. At the half point we'll head north for one circuit around Alhama de Murcia. This stage should end in a bunch sprint but there aren't many sprinters in the field. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve
Sastre and Menchov team up in Vuelta a Murciavelonation
Contador says winning Murcia will be difficult, but he’ll try to improve on Algarvevelonation
Alberto Contador back in the saddle for Vuelta a Murciavelonews

March 3 update:
Official Startlist now posted (less two non UCI teams (national teams from Spain and Russia)) —

2011 Vuelta a Murcia Race Preview

February 21 update: The 2011 Vuelta a Murcia route has finally been announced just two weeks before the event starts. As earlier indicated, there are just three stages (down from five) starting with one hilly and one mountain stage followed by a short individual time-trial around Murcia on the final day. Call this the Spanish version of the Criterium International. More to come... . — Steve
Up next for Alberto Contador: Vuelta a Murciavelonews
Economic crisis hits Tour of Murcia cyclingnews
Sastre to begin 2011 season in Murciacyclingnews
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2011 Tour of Murcia Map (Mapa de la Ruta)

no official route map has been published yet...

En Directo: Live Streaming Video and TV Coverage

February 21 update: Live streaming video isn't likely. There be live text updates then video highlights possibly later in the day. More to come... — Steve
media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   delayed video? (spanish)
  tv schedule (tba?)
Spain; TV Murcia Ch7 There should be race highlights; however, the Vuelta a Murcia isn't listed for tv coverage according to the tv schedule
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates
 steephill txt updates
 #VueltaMurcia twitter grp
short text updates from any and everyone
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2010 Vuelta a Murcia Archived Coverage