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TV

Live, unrestricted footage will be offered by local station 7TV Región de Murcia for the final section of the race, starting at 2.30pm Spanish time.

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Timetable

The race’s neutral start will be held at 10.45am. The finish at Murcia’s Gran Vía is scheduled between 4pm and 4.30pm local.

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Social Media

The event’s official Twitter handle is @VueltaMurcia; the hashtag proposed by the organisers is #VueltaCiclistaMurcia2018. Over at our account, @Movistar_Team, we will be following the performances of Alejandro Valverde and the Blues live, as with every race.

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Score

The Abarca Sports organisation won the race five times when it was held as a multi-day event, with names including Miguel Indurain (1986), Melcior Mauri (1994), Alejandro Valverde (2007, 2008) and Nairo Quintana (2012). Alejandro has also notched up two victories with the current, one-day format in 2014 and 2017. The marvel from Murcia has the record of wins here, as he took a fifth one with the Kelme squad back in 2004.

Route

Beniel - Murcia (208.3km)
10 February

Results

  1. 01 Luis León Sánchez Astana Pro Team 5h06'34"
  2. 02 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +15"
  3. 03 Philippe Gilbert Quick Step +2'15"
  4. 09 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team +5'16"
  5. 12 Andrey Amador Movistar Team m.t.
  6. —  Imanol Erviti Movistar Team DNF
  7. —  Eduardo Sepúlveda Movistar Team DNF
  8. —  Marc Soler Movistar Team DNF
  9. —  Rafa Valls Movistar Team DNF