the story thus far:
jason mccartney in fourth spot
this year's vuelta a castilla y leon kicked off monday with a time trial of 9.7 kilometers, which was won by astana's alberto contador, with team csc's jason mccartney in fourth place, at fifteen seconds. upcoming stages include stage 2, segovia to avila, 142km; stage 3, valladolid to villa del libro de uruenam, 160 km; stage 4, carrion de los condes to montana palentina, 161 km; and stage 5, guardo to riano, 158 km.
american levi leipheimer, astana, sits in second place, at four seconds.