Vuelta a España
Stage 4: Barakaldo - Estación de Valdezcarav - Stage Details

Recap:

Simon Clarke took his first professional win in his Grand Tour debut on the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España. Having eyed the stage ever since he reviewed the route, Clarke set himself up perfectly for his career-changing result atop the Valdezcaray summit finish. Part of a five-rider escape group that formed during the opening hour of racing, Clarke beat Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in a two-up sprint at the line. 

“I have been a professional for four years, and this is only my first professional win,” Clarke said. “It’s been a long time coming, and I never imagined it would come in such a big way for me and the team. I couldn’t be any happier.”

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE 4:30:26
2 Tony Martin (Ger) - Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:02
3 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:22
4 Marcos Garcia (Spa) - Caja Rural 0:00:55
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
6 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) - Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:57
7 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) - Rabobank Cycling Team ST
8 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) - Astana Pro Team 0:01:01
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) - Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:04
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) - Radioshack-Nissan ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE 4:30:26
125 Travis Meyer (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE 0:12:14
131 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE 0:14:50
157 Allan Davis (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE 0:15:42
158 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA - GreenEDGE ST
167 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) - ORICA - GreenEDGE ST
171 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA - GreenEDGE ST
188 Julian Dean (NZl) - ORICA - GreenEDGE ST
192 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - Orica - GreenEdge 0:19:49