Izagirre wins GP Miguel Indurain

Sergio Henao second in Spanish race

After finishing second 12 months ago, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) went one better to win the GP Miguel Indurain on Saturday, outsprinting Sergio Henao (Team Sky) at the top of the short, steep final climb.

The duo were part of a large select group that formed with over 50 kilometres to go in the hilly one-day race in the Navarre region of Spain, and it was Moreno Moser (Cannondale) who took third from the remnants of that group.

It was a strong move, containing many members of the bigger teams, including Sky’s Vasil Kiryineka and Sebastian Henao, Movistar's Giovanni Visconti and Gorka Izagirre, Katusha's Sergey Chernetskiy and Egor Silin, Pierre Rolland (Canndondale), and Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural). Orica-GreenEdge were forced to chase and Adam Yates forged clear on the steep gradients of the Ibarra to bridge across with Dani Moreno (Movistar).

It was Visconti who sparked the winning move with an attack on the final categorised climb of Eraul, and Henao was the man to respond, dragging Izagirre with him. As the roads continued to undulate in the final 10km, the trio had an advantage of some 20 seconds, but rather than conserve their numerical advantage to the finishing town of Estella, Movistar soon attacked through Izagirre, with Visconti falling back to the chasing group.

Izagirre and Henao had to work to keep the chasers at bay but as the road kicked up in the final kilometre it was clear they'd be contesting the win. Izagirre led on the lower slopes and when Henao tried to come round him the final 100 metres, the Spaniard used his knowledge of the twisty finish to make sure he wasn't able to do so.

"It's difficult to win, even more so on home soil. It was a bit complicated at first with that break of 14 but we responded really well and in the final part we made a break with three from Sky, us three, and then in the end on the final climb I was able to fight for the win against Sergio," said Izagirre, who laid down an important marker ahead of the Vuelta al País Vasco

"Winning ahead of a race like the Itzulia, it's a sign that we're doing things well and taking good form into the race."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team4:37:18 
2Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky  
3Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:14 
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:17 
5Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:18 
6Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:20 
7Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:35 
8Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:42 
9Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:58 
10Frederico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular - Boavista0:03:35 
11Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:39 
12Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky0:03:40 
13Imanol Estevez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:04:05 
14Benjamin King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge  
16Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
17Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
18Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Team Katusha0:04:10 
19Alexander Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
20Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:12 
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-GreenEdge  
22Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
23Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela0:04:16 
24Jesus Del Pino Corrochano (Spa) Burgos BH0:04:17 
25Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
26Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
27Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
28David Miguel Costa Rodrigues (Por) Radio Popular - Boavista  
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha  
30David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:29 
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:30 
33Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:35 
34Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky0:04:43 
35Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha  
36Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky0:04:53 
37Eneko Lizarralde (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:07:16 
38Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:13 
39Sergei Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
40Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Alex Aranburu (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
42Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
43César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular - Boavista  
44Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
45José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
46Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling0:10:41 
47James Oram (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
48Joao Rodrigues (Por) W52/FC Porto0:16:01 
49Rui Vinhas (Por) W52/FC Porto  
50Benat Txoperena Matxikote (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:16:49 
51Vadim Zhuravlev (Rus) Lokosphinx  
52Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
53Juan Ignacio Perez Martin (Spa) W52/FC Porto  
54David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk  
55Israel Nuno Arguelles (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
56Artem Samolenkov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
57Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk  
58Eriks Toms Gavars (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
59Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
60John Bohn Ebsen (Den) ONE Pro Cycling  
61David Galaretta Ugarte (Spa) DAG  
62Pablo Guerrero Bonilla (Spa) Radio Popular - Boavista  
63Pablo Torres Muino (Spa) Burgos BH  
64Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
65Rafael Ferreira Reis (Por) W52/FC Porto  
66Rafael Marquez Raigon (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
67Igor Merino Cortazar (Spa) Burgos BH  
68Xavier San Sebastian (Spa)  
69Victor Etxebarria Carrasco (Spa) Radio Popular - Boavista  
70Josu Zabala (Spa)  
71Javier Otxoa (Spa)  
72Sergey Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
73Richard Handley (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:16:57 
74Victor Martin Hernandez (Spa) Burgos BH0:16:59 
75Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias0:17:01 
76Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:11 
77Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:17:13 
78Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team0:17:31 
DNFDavid Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
DNFDiego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
DNFSamuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) W52/FC Porto  
DNFIgnacio Sarabia Diaz (Mex) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
DNFJoaquin Sobrino Martinez (Spa) Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team  
DNFMikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky  
DNFJesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFAritz Bagües (Spa) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias  
DNFMichael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFRaul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) W52/FC Porto  
DNFRicardo Ferreira (Por) Radio Popular - Boavista  
DNFJhonatan Restrepo (Col) Team Katusha  
DNFCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFNairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFMarc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFPhillip Gaimon (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFRamunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFChristopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFChristian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFMiguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFNicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFBrian Kamstra (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFYanto Barker (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFGeorge Harper (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
DNFJuan Camacho Del Fresno (Spa)  
DNFJon Irisarri (Spa)  
DNFDiego Pablo Sevilla (Spa)  
DNFRuben Catala Spa)  
DNFAxel Costa Soria (Spa) Massi - Kuwait Cycling Project  
DNFMarc Vilanova Marsa (Spa) Massi - Kuwait Cycling Project  
DNFDominic Schils (GBr) Massi - Kuwait Cycling Project  
DNFDaniel Freitas (Por) W52/FC Porto  
DNFAngel Rebollido (Spa) W52/FC Porto  
DNFCarlos Jimenez Lozano (Spa) Radio Popular - Boavista  
DNFGuillaume De Almeida (Fra) Radio Popular - Boavista  
DNFPeeter Pruus (Est) Rietumu-Delfin  
DNFMaris Bogdanovics (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
DNFEmils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
DNFDeins Kanepejs (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
DNFAleksandrs Rublevskis (Lat) Rietumu-Delfin  
DNFJorge Cubero Galvez (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFArnau Soe Vall (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFVasilii Neustroev (Rus) Lokosphinx  
DNFDmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
DNFKing Lok Cheung (HKg) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFDamien Howson (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFJuan Carlos Riutort Martinez (Spa) Burgos BH  
DNFMehndi Tigrine (Bel) Massi - Kuwait Cycling Project  
DNFJohnatan Fernando Sarmiento Pacheco (Col) Massi - Kuwait Cycling Project  

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