Volta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia. Stage 1. Nikita Stalnov is 6th, takes lead in mountain classification
The Kazakh rider Nikita Stalnov showed a great form today at the first stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia with the finish in Caravaca de la Cruz. Stalnov became one of the most active riders in the daily breakaway, winning all three climbs of the day and as result, taking the red jersey of the best mountain rider. In the final uphill sprint Stalnov finished 6th, 20 seconds behind the stage winner Xandro Meurisse.