Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador won his first ever Tour of Murcia on Sunday after winning the third and final stage, a 12.4km time-trial round Murcia.
The 28-year-old Spaniard was recording his first win since being controversially cleared over his positive test in last year's Tour de France by the Spanish cycling federation.
The Saxo Bank rider - who could still see the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over his suspension being lifted - had set up his overall victory with a stunning win in the second stage on Saturday.
Contador, who finished third in the 2008 race, timed 14min 10sec in the time-trial to finish 8sec ahead of Frenchman Jerome Coppel - who also finished second in the overall standings - while Russian Denis Menchov was third 12sec adrift.
March 6, 2011 - Results from Tour of Murcia after Sunday's third and final stage, a 12.4km time-trial round Murcia:
1. Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo Bank 14min 10sec
2. Jerome Coppel (FRA) Saur-Sojasun at 8sec
3. Denis Menchov (RUS) Geox 12
4. Alex Dowsett (GBR) Sky 19
5. Vasili Kiryenka (BLR) Movistar 26.
1. Alberto Contador (ESP) Saxo Bank 9hr 27min 18sec
2. Jerome Coppel (FRA) Saur Sojasun at 11sec
3. Denis Menchov (RUS) Geox 17
4. Wouter Poels (NED) Vacansoleil 1min 46sec
5. Fabio Duarte (COL) Geox 1:47