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Movistar wins team time trial to start Vuelta
Quintana's Movistar wins team time trial to make strong start at Spanish Vuelta
Associated Press
2014-08-24 03:42 AM

JEREZ, Spain (AP) -- Movistar won the team time trial to start the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, giving Nairo Quintana an early edge over the other candidates to win the three-week grand tour.

Movistar was the last team to start on the 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) course in the southern city of Jerez, which it completed in 14 minutes, 13 seconds.

Cannondale and Orica GreenEdge finished six seconds slower.

Alberto Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo was 19 seconds off Movistar's pace, while Chris Froome's Sky was 27 seconds behind.

Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo will wear the red leader's jersey during Sunday's second stage, a flat 174.4-kilometer (108.3-mile) ride from Algeciras to San Fernando along Spain's southern coast.

The Vuelta ends in Santiago de Compostela on Sept. 14.

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