Fernandez nets win for Basque team

Euskaltel-Euskadi sprinter comes good on home turf

Euskaltel – Euskadi's Koldo Fernández de Larrea won the 64th Circuito de Getxo, besting Colombian Juan Pablo Forero (Columbia es passion) and Contentpolis – Ampo's Mikel Gaztañaga in the bunch sprint.

"I am really happy, this victory gives me a lot of satisfaction," said Fernández after the finish. "I want to dedicate this victory to my teammates who did great work in the race. We worked to chase down the breakaway group and in the last turn were able to position me great and to win the race. My next race will be the Vuelta a Burgos and I hope to be able to win any stage."

After a moment of remembrance of the deceased Ricardo Otxoa, 122 riders set out to tackle the 11 laos to total 185,35 kilometers around the little village Getxo at the Gulf of Bizkaia.

During the first lap a group of eleven riders attacked, amongst them Oleg Chuzda and Francisco Pacheco (Contentpolis Ampo), Euskaltel-Euskadi's Jorge Azanza and Iñaki Isasi, David López from Caisse d'Epargne, Francisco José Martínez Pérez and Javier Ramírez Abeja from Andalucía – Cajasur, Xacobeo Galicia's Carlos Castaño, Vicente García de Mateo from Andorra-Grandvalira and Fuji-Servetto's Héctor González and Beñat Intxausti.

This group reached a maximal advantage of two minutes and 35 seconds. In the peloton, Boyaca es para vivirla, Orbea and Euskaltel – Euskadi did the work to keep the break at a reasonable distance.

The sun began to shine on the fourth lap and gave energy to the peloton to begin the work of hauling back in the escapees.

Up ahead, Martínez was busy netting himself the mountain classifications, winning all but one sprint. Beñat Intxausti was able to get the better of the Andalucia-Cajasur rider on lap seven.

By the eighth lap, the peloton was beginning to shatter due to the difficult course, and the break also faded and was reabsorbed by the reduced chasing bunch. Orbea's young Jonathan Castroviejo still had enough energy to launch a counter-attack, but lasted only one lap.

The public along the beach of Getxo was animating the riders when the peloton, consisting only of 45 riders, came into the home straight. Fernández de Larrea was able to position himself well and to win the bunch sprint ahead of Forero and Gaztañaga.
Only 106 riders finished the race, the last group came in 8 minutes and 42 seconds after the winner.

Full Results
1Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4:07:34 
2Juan Pablo Forero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
3Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
4Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
5Joaquín Sobrino Martínez (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
6Matthias Friedemann (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
7Jose A Carrasco Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
8Hilton Clarke (Aus) Fuji-Servetto  
9Edwin Parra (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
10Manuel Ortega Ocaña (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
11Juan F Mouron Doldan (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
12Ricardo García Ambroa (Spa) Orbea  
13Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
14Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
15Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Eduard Prades Reverte (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
17Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
18Jesús Del Nero Montes (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
19Willian Aranzazu Escobar (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
20Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
21Raúl García De Mateo (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
22Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
23Jairo Salas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
24Carlos Torrent Tarres (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
25Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
26Antonio Olmo Menacho (Spa) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
27Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Orbea  
28Wilson Marentes (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
29Dmitry Puzanov (Rus) Andorra-Grandvalira  
30Beñat Urain Epelde (Spa) Orbea  
31Byron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
32Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Contentpolis-Ampo  
33Alejandro Paleo Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
34Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Orbea  
35Pablo Urtasun Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
36Robinson Chalapud (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
37Arkaitz Durán Daroca (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
38Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
39Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
40Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Jose L Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
42Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
43Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
44Gustavo Domínguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
45Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
46Ángel Gómez Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
47Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:08 
48Francisco José Martínez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
49Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo-Galicia  
50Esteban Plaza Mira (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
51Gillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
52Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
53José Alberto Benítez Román (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
54Raúl Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
55Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne  
56David García Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
57Freddy Montaña (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
58Ángel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
59Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
60Alejandro Serna (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
61Iván Melero Coco (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
62Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
63Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
64David Belda García (Spa) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
65Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:13 
66Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
67Rubén Reig Conejero (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
68Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
69Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
70Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:25 
71Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:39 
72Jaume Rovira Pons (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira0:00:44 
73Javier Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:07 
74Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:37 
75Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
76Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:40 
77Nairo Quintana (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla0:04:36 
78Michael Rodríguez (Col) Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
79Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea  
80Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
81Juan José Cobo Acebo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
82Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea  
83Eneko Echeverz Carte (Spa) Orbea  
84Aitor Aznar Torres (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira0:08:42 
85Ándres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
86Fco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
87Claudio J Casas Gallego (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
88Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo-Galicia  
89Héctor Espasandín Gómez (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
90Petr Kaltofen (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
91Antonin Linda (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
92Alejandro Ramírez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
93Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
94Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
95Fader Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
96Romain Sicard (Fra) Orbea  
97Vicente Garcia De Mateo (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
98Fabio Gordillo (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
99Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
100Eriz Ruiz De Erentxun (Spa) Orbea  
101Delio Fernández Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
102Sergi Escobar Roure (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira  
103Carlos Castaño Panadero (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia  
104Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
105David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
106Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
ABIker Camaño Ortuzar (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
ABJosé Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur  
ABFernández De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
ABBeñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
ABMarlon Alirio Pérez Arango (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
ABRigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
ABMikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
ABDaniel Sesma (Spa) Orbea  
ABDavid Francisco Delgado (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
ABHéctor González Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
ABMasaaki Kikuchi (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
ABAndoni Lafuente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
ABNariyuki Masuda (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
ABPedro J Vera Alcaraz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
ABSung Baek Park (Kor) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design  
ABAlex Cano (Col) Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
1EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design12:22:42 
2Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon  
3Colombia Es Pasion Coldeportes  
4Boyaca Es Para Vivirla  
5Andalucia Cajasur  
8Xacobeo Galicia  
10PSK Whirlpool - Author  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Caisse d'Epargne  
KOM 1 - km. 87.25
1José Francisco Martinez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur6pts
2Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
3Carlos Castaño Panadero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
4Vicente Garcia De Mateo (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira1 
KOM 2 - km. 104.1
1José Francisco Martinez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur6pts
2Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
3Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur1 
KOM 3 - km. 120.95
1Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6pts
2José Francisco Martinez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur4 
3Carlos Castaño Panadero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
4Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
KOM 4 - km. 137.8
1José Francisco Martinez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur6pts
2Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
3Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
4Héctor Gonzalez Baeza (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1 
Mountains classification
1Francisco José Martinez Pérez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur22pts
2Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
3Carlos Castaño Panadero (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia4 
4Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
5Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur1 
6Vicente Garcia De Mateo (Spa) Andorra-Grandvalira1 


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