After some protest from the riders, the judges decided that the second race of the Vuelta a Murcia should continue. It was terrible weather and on the last climb there was even snow. Clearly not something for Euskaltel as they weren't able to place themselves good in the stage results. Mikel was the first one on a 19th place, probably already out for the overall victory. Azanza, Bru and Astarloza tried to break away on the mountains though, but it didn't work out.
Tomorrow there will be another sprint stage, so hopefully Koldo can fully recover from this.
1 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana 4.18.14
2 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Extremadura ST
3Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems +0.02
19. Mikel Astarloza +1.10
29. Iñaki Isasi +4.23
34. Samuel Sanchez +6.08
51. Jorge Azanza +12.15
74. Jon Bru +21.27
76. Ivan Velasco +21.27
80. Josu Agirre +21.27
85. Koldo Fernandez +21.27