Cycling - Movistar win Tour of Spain first stage

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Cycling - Movistar win Tour of Spain first stage
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Spanish team Movistar celebrate their victory on the podium of the 1st stage of the 69th edition of "La Vuelta" Tour of Spain, a 12,6 kilometres team time trial in Jerez de la Frontera on August 23, 2014. Movistar team won the opening stage team time trial. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (AFP Photo/JOSE JORDAN)

- Giro d'Italia champion Nairo Quintana got his quest to win the Tour of Spain off to a flying start as his Movistar team won the opening stage team time trial on Saturday.

Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo led his team to victory in a time of 14min 13sec to take the leader's jersey, six seconds ahead of Cannondale and Orica Green-Edge.

However, it was a poor start for 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome as he lost 27 seconds on Quintana as Team Sky finished back in 11th.

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