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Jimmy Engoulvent wins opening ITT at 2011 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol

Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) won the opening time trial by a fraction of a second as the 57th Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol got under way Sunday in Benehavís.

Engoulvent took the victory in 9:28, barely ahead of Markel Irizar Aranburu (Team RadioShack) with Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) third at one second slower.

American Levi Leipheimer (Team RadioShack) just missed the podium, slotting in fourth at two seconds back.

Monday’s stage two is a 161.8km leg between Almuñécar and Adra.