Vuelta a España
Stage 3: Vigo - Mirador de Lobeira / Vilagarcía de Arousa - Stage Details

The third stage of the Vuelta a España seemed well-suited to the strengths of ORICA-GreenEDGE who believed both Simon Gerrans and Michael Matthews could contend for victory atop the category three Mirador de Lobeira. Gerrans never had his chance, crashing out of contention in a pile-up just inside the final hour of racing. Ready to ride for Matthews, the Australian outfit came to fore at the pointy end of the race only to be outfoxed by the overall contenders.

“We changed tactics to ride for Bling [Matthews] after Gerro’s crash. It didn’t matter much in the end. The real climbers took over at 1.5km and that’s how things finished up for us.” - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Horner (USA) - RadioShack Leopard 4:30:18
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:00:03
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) - Katusha ST
4 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) - Sky Procycling ST
5 Daniel Martin (Irl) - Garmin-Sharp ST
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team ST
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
8 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) - RadioShack Leopard ST
9 Nicolas Roche (Irl) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff ST
10 Ivan Basso (Ita) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
50 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:41
83 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:26
95 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:44
132 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:40
138 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:24
177 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:55
178 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
179 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
194 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST