Moreno wins GP Miguel Indurain

Landa and Madrazo round out top three

Daniel Moreno (Katusha) won the GP Miguel Indurain after a surge on the final uphill. The rider from Madrid took his second win of 2012. He'd previously won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia. Mikel Landa (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was two seconds back in second place while Angel Madrazo (Movistar) was third at 7 seconds.

The race was characterized by a four-man breakaway including only Spanish riders: Julien Sanchez Pimienta (Caja Rural), Haritz Urrutia (Orbea), Jose Luis Cano (Andalucia) and David Belda Garcia (Burgos-BH). The breakaway got as much as eight minutes over the chase group before being caught with 40km to go.

From that point on, several riders attacked. In the final major attack, with 3km to go, 12 riders were able to get off the front with a good gap going into the last climb, El Puy, with 300m to go..

Moreno, who was not part of the dozen at the front, was the only man to bridge up and then, anticipating a sprint, he surprised everyone and launched himself for the win.

"The team did a great work from the beginning to the end," said Moreno. "I think the crucial moment of this race was in Muru's uphill, when the group of 12 attacked: I couldn't stay with them, but on the following descent I did a good job, and I recovered. Then, in El Puy, I did a good attack and I won. I'm very happy, because I finished last year by winning my first stage in the Vuelta a Espana' and the Giro del Piemonte, and this season I began with some victories too. That gives me strong motivations for keeping this good shape."

"We started well on this week of Spanish cycling," said Moreno after winning. "Vuelta al Pais Vasco is important for me, my teammate Joaquim Rodriguez and for the whole team, it's a good competition for our characteristics, so we want to get some good results".

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team4:54:34 
2Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:02 
3Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:07 
4Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
5Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:09 
6Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
7Danail A. Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural0:00:17 
8Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:23 
9David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
10Eduard Vorganof (Rus) Katusha  
11Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:00:29 
12Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:31 
14Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
15Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:00:34 
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35 
18David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
19Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
20Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:38 
21Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:39 
22Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:42 
24David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:46 
25Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:00:49 
26Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
27Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
28Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
29Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:03 
30Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia  
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:05 
32Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
33Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:01:18 
34Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:32 
35José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
36Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
37Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
38Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
39Nicolas J Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar  
40Vasili Kiryenka (Blr) Movistar0:01:36 
41Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:03 
42Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
43Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia0:02:18 
44Carlos Verona (Spa) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon0:02:54 
45Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda0:04:04 
46Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
47Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
48Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
49Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
50Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:17 
52Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Mikel Bizkarra (Spa) Orbea Continental  
55Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
56Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
57Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
58Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:37 
59Carlos Barbero (Spa) Orbea Continental  
60David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:49 
61Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
62Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
63Damien Branaa (Fra) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon  
64Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
65Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia0:07:02 
66Nicolas Cadepuy (Fra) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon0:08:00 
67Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:10:08 
68Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental  
69Pascual Orengo (Spa) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon  
70Artiz Bagues (Spa) Orbea Continental  
71Joni Silva (Por) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
72Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
73Xavier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea Continental  
74Aritz Extebarria (Spa) Orbea Continental  
75José Vega Aguilar (Spa) Andalucia  
76Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia  
77David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
78Igor Merino (Spa) Orbea Continental  
79Roman Osuna Montes (Spa) Andalucia  
80Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia  
81Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
82Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
84Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia  
85Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon0:10:37 
DNFTroels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFRuben Jimenez (Spa) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon  
DNFOscar Santamaria (Spa) Burgos BH-Castilla y Leon  
DNFManuel Anton (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon  
DNFJon Aberasturi (Spa) Orbea Continental  
DNFIllart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Orbea Continental  
DNFOmar Fraile (Spa) Orbea Continental  
DNFAitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
DNFJuan J. Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFJorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFJon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
DNFGorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
Mountain 1 - Arradia (Cat. 2), 70.7km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural6 pts
2David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon4 
3Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia3 
4Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental2 
5Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 2 - Eraul (Cat. 2), 93.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural6 pts
2Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia4 
3Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental3 
4David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon2 
5Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 3 - Guirguillano, (Cat. 1), 123,5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural10 pts
2Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental8 
3José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team6 
4Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
5Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia2 
6Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Mountain 4 - Lezaun, (Cat. 2), 142,2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team6 pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
3Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon3 
4Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
5Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural22 pts
2Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental13 
3Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia9 
4Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team6 
5Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team6 
6José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team6 
7David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon6 
8Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
9Vasili Kiryenka (Blr) Movistar4 
10Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team3 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia8 pts
2David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon5 
3José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
4Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental3 
5Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team2 
6Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural2 
7Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Special classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Haritz Orbe (Spa) Orbea Continental9 pts
2David Belda (Spa) Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon5 
3Jose Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia3 
4Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Best Navarros classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
2Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
4Xavier Zabalo (Spa) Orbea Continental  
5Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team14:44:36 
2Movistar Team0:00:06 
3Liquigas - Cannondale0:00:07 
4Caja Rural0:00:26 
5Team Saxo Bank  
6Garmin - Barracuda0:01:12 
9Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:13 
10Burgos BH - Castilla y Leon0:16:49 
11Orbea Continental0:20:08 


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