Sanchez outpowers Kolobnev for GP Indurain win

Wegmann tops sprint for third over Hesjedal

Olympic champion Samuel Sánchez took home his team's first victory of the season, winning the GP Miguel Indurain in an aggressive finale to the top of the Basilica del Puy over Katusha's Alexandr Kolobnev.

"We are very happy for the win. It is the first of the year and is always welcome," said Sanchez, who until now has fallen just shy of a win on three occasions - two stages of Paris-Nice and one in Ruta del Sol.

"It was a very difficult day. The team was phenomenal and we worked hard. The race was very fast and there were continuous attacks, in addition to the heat," Sanchez said..

After numerous attacks in the early part of the race, Xavier Tondo (Movistar), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Peter Stetina (Garmin-Cervélo) and Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) managed to hold a small advantage.

The four stayed together until the third sprint of the day, when Azanza lost contact. The three remaining leaders were chased by an 11-man break containing Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) as they approached the day's first climb.

Stetina took out the second special sprint and second in the remaining two to claim the prize for the hot spot sprints.

The two groups then came together, but were then caught by the peloton on the approach to the category 2 second climb, the Eraul, with 90km to go.

It was there that a trio of Spaniards launched off the front: Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar Team ) and David Belda Garcia (Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León).

The three gained several minutes on the peloton, mopping up sprint and mountain points along the way as Leopard Trek controlled the chase.

Belda claimed enough points to take home the day's mountains classification, while Lastras took the intermediate sprints prize.

The break began to come apart in the final 20km, losing first Lastras to cramps and then finally being caught by the chasers at the base of the penultimate climb. On the rise, David Arroyo (Movistar) attacked, but was quickly pulled back.

Following the crest, Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) put in a dangerous move, going solo with 8km remaining. As he reached the Puy, he held a precious handful of seconds over the chase group, but it proved too small an advantage.

He was caught in the final kilometre and faded from contention.

"Kiryienka attacked very strong but we managed to neutralize the break thanks to the work of my teammates," said Sanchez. "The team did a sensational job - they had a huge task. There were breaks where we were not represented and we had to take control. The finale was tense and complicated - Wegmman has won a couple of times, Kolobnev is a great racer with many wins. The victory was very difficult, but we did it and I am very happy. "

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4:42:47 
2Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:02 
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:07 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
5Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
6Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
7Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural  
8Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
9Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:13 
10Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
11Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
12Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:00:19 
13David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:23 
15Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:00:32 
17Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:33 
18Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:37 
20Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:00:44 
22Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:05:32 
23Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:57 
24Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:00 
25Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:32 
26Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:01:38 
27Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
28Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC  
29Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
30Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ  
31Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:58 
32Victor Cabedo (Spa) Orbea Continental0:02:03 
33John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:02:41 
34José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:07 
35Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC0:03:08 
36Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:03:23 
37Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:04:51 
38Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
39Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ0:05:32 
40Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural  
42Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
43Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
44Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
45Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
46David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
47Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
48Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:06:13 
49Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ0:06:18 
50Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:11 
51Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
52Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
53Noel Martin Infante (Spa) Orbea Continental0:13:32 
54Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
55Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
57Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
58José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
59Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León  
60Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
61Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Orbea Continental  
64Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
65Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental  
66Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
67Aritz Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental  
68José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team  
Arradia (Cat. 2), km. 70.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC6 pts
2Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia4 
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
5Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Eraul (Cat. 2), km. 93.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León6 pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek2 
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek1 
Guirguillano (Cat. 1), km. 123.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León10 pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team6 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek4 
5Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia3 
6David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team2 
7Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek1 
Lezaun (Cat. 2), km. 142.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León6 pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia2 
5Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Eraul (Cat. 2), km. 169.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team6 pts
2Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team4 
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek3 
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek2 
5Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
Basilica Del Puy (Cat. 3), km. 179.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 pts
2Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team2 
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek1 
Estella, km 45,60
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3 pts
2Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
3Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
Estella, km 85,10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Estella, km 104,50
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León1 
Estella, km 161,10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León2 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek1 
Murieta, km 35,30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 pts
2Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
3Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Arizala, km 56,20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 pts
2Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Villatuerta, km 82,00
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural3 pts
2Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León22 pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team15 
3Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team6 
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team6 
5Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek6 
6Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek5 
7Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia4 
8Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
9Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia3 
10Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek2 
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team2 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team8 pts
2Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
3David Belda Garcia (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y León3 
4José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural2 
5Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
6Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1 
Special sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural3 
3Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
Regional rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
2Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
3José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team14:09:10 
2Euskaltel Euskadi0:00:17 
3Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:22 
4Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:23 
5Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:02:31 
6Leopard Trek0:02:34 
7Katusha Team0:04:58 
8Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:36 
9FDJ0:06:40 
10Caja Rural0:07:57 
11Geox-TMC0:09:29 
12Andalucia Caja Granada0:21:38 
13Orbea0:28:18 
14Burgos 2016-Castilla y Leon0:31:47 

 

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