Vaquera upsets the favoured sprinters

Rock one day away from race win

Mexican rider Cesar Vaquera (Orven) broke the European dominance at Vuelta a Chihuahua to win the fifth stage. The 20-year-old claimed victory at the 142 kilometre stage’s end in Chapman over Javier Benitez (Contentpolis-AMPO) and José Antonio Carrasco (Andalucía-Cajasur)

The general classification remains unchanged, with Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) maintaining his six seconds lead over Gregorio Ladino (Tecos) and 1:03 minutes ahead of Rui Costa (Caisse d'Epargne). Sevilla is just one step away from the overall win, with a 118 kilometre stage from Delicias to Chihuahua all that’s standing between the Spaniard and victory.

"It was a quiet day and I thank the team as we were able to avoid any danger," said Sevilla.

The day’s stage featured a breakaway from kilometre 26, that included Francisco Pérez (Caisse d'Epargne), Antonio Aldape (Tecos), Niek Van Geffen (Rabobank), Guillaume Pont (Meitan-Hompo), Ivan Raña (Xacobeo Galicia), Antonio Piedra (Andalucia-Cajasur) and Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefit). The group claimed a maximum advantage of 2:39 minutes over the stage, until the peloton caught all but Stone and Aldape with 10 kilometres remaining.

After catching the last two riders, Javier Benitez (Contentpolis-Ampo) attempted to take the victory but came up short. "The sprint was very wild,” he said. “So I had to jump very early, and it was very long for me so I could not win. I feel bad for the team, who have worked hard, but I'm happy.”

Vaquera explained it was following Benitez’s wheel that allowed him to win. "I got on Benitez’s wheel and I managed to pass him,” he said. “It is a very important victory for me because I'm looking for a European professional team and I hope this may serve me to get it."


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven3:10:21 
2Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
3Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
4Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
5Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek  
6Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing  
7Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Meitan Hompo  
8Luis Macias (Mex) Tecos Trek  
9Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
10Jose A. Benitez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
11Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
12Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental  
13Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD  
14Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
15Edgar Treviño (Mex) Orven  
16Matthew Busche (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
18Cristian Benenati (Ita) ISD  
19Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing  
20José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Rock Racing  
21Gerardo Soto (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
22Jessel Valenzuela (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
23David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing  
24Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
25Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
26Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
27Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
28Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
30Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox Boavista  
31Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Jose A. Ochoa (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
33Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
34Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox Boavista  
35Jorge Pancoatl (Mex) Canels Turbo  
36Danail Petrov (Bul) Madeinox Boavista  
37Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo  
38Ivan Raña (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
39Aitor Perez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
40Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
41José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
42Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD  
43Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
44Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos Trek  
45Marco A. Ortega (Mex) Canels Turbo  
46Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
47Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Meitan Hompo  
48Mikayata Shimizu (Jpn) Meitan Hompo  
49Ramon Juarez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
50Francisco Matamoros (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
51Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo  
52Florencio Ramos (Mex) Tecos Trek  
53Juan J. Estrada (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
54Guillaume Pont (Fra) Meitan Hompo  
55Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
56Javier Saenz (Spa) Alpura-Delicias  
57Arquidemes Lam (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
58Pedro Merino (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
59Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
60Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
61Joel Alamillo (Mex) Orven  
62Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
63David Martin (Spa) Rock Racing  
64Edgar E. Mendez (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
65Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox Boavista  
66Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD  
67Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD  
68Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD  
69Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing  
70Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canels Turbo  
71Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock Racing  
72Alvaro Argira (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
73Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
74Ivan Martinez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
75Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
76Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
77Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne  
78Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
79Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos Trek  
80Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
81Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek  
83Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
84Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
85Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
86Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
87Esteban Plaza (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
88Juan C. Hernandez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
89François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy  
90Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
91Juan Cotumba (Bol) Tecos Trek  
92Jose L. Roldan (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
93Mickael Damien (Fra) Meitan Hompo  
94Manuel Hernandez (Mex) Orven  
95David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
96Jon Pardo (Spa) Madeinox Boavista  
97Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:03:23 
98Keir Plaice (Can) Planet Energy  
99Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
Category 4, Km 1.80
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne4 pts
2Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing3 
3Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
4David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1 
Metas Volantes
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
Pde Allende, Km 31.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental5 pts
2Ivan Raña (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
3Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
Jimenz, Km 75.3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental5 pts
2Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
3Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse d'Epargne9:31:03 
2Tecos Trek  
3Rock Racing  
6Rabobank Continental  
7Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
10Xacobeo Galicia  
12Madeinox Boavista  
13Canels Turbo  
15Meitan Hompo  
17Planet Energy  
General Classification after Stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing18:00:40 
2Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos Trek0:00:06 
3Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:03 
4Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD0:05:13 
5Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:18 
6Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek0:07:20 
7Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing0:07:39 
8Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:07:54 
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:58 
10Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:01 
11Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:08:05 
12Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:08:12 
13David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:08:32 
14Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:08:41 
15Juan Cotumba (Bol) Tecos Trek0:10:42 
16Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:11:14 
17Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:39 
18Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:45 
19Francisco Matamoros (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:12:57 
20Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD0:12:58 
21Jose A. Carrasco (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:13:02 
22Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:13:44 
23José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Rock Racing0:17:06 
24Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo0:20:51 
25José Herrada (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:23:58 
26Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock Racing0:24:00 
27Guillaume Pont (Fra) Meitan Hompo0:24:12 
28Alvaro Argira (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:24:31 
29Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek0:26:33 
30Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:29:05 
31Arquidemes Lam (Mex) Alpura-Delicias0:29:07 
32Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:47 
33David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing0:30:07 
34Matthew Busche (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:33:14 
35Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox Boavista0:33:51 
36Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:36:43 
37Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox Boavista0:36:49 
38David Martin (Spa) Rock Racing0:36:52 
39Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne0:36:54 
40Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-Delicias0:37:00 
41Aitor Perez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:37:07 
42Danail Petrov (Bul) Madeinox Boavista  
43Esteban Plaza (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:37:25 
44Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:37:46 
45Ivan Martinez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:37:51 
46Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:37:57 
47Florencio Ramos (Mex) Tecos Trek0:40:08 
48Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven0:43:58 
49Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:45:29 
50Jon Pardo (Spa) Madeinox Boavista0:46:07 
51Alfredo Gabino (Mex) Canels Turbo0:47:06 
52Jose L. Roldan (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:47:28 
53Gregor Cazvoda (Slo) Meitan Hompo0:49:10 
54Manuel Hernandez (Mex) Orven0:52:40 
55Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy0:53:32 
56Cristian Benenati (Ita) ISD0:53:49 
57Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:53:50 
58Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental0:53:56 
59Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox Boavista0:54:00 
60Ángel Vicioso (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:54:11 
61Juan J. Estrada (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:54:52 
62Jose A. Benitez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:54:53 
63Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Meitan Hompo0:55:46 
64Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD0:56:11 
65Mikayata Shimizu (Jpn) Meitan Hompo0:56:33 
66Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD0:57:08 
67Hector Spaasandin (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:57:21 
68Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing0:57:22 
69Jacob Erker (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:58:03 
70Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:59:03 
71Pedro Merino (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:59:15 
72Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Arenas-Afamado C.T.0:59:20 
73François Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:59:52 
74Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD0:59:58 
75Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:00:21 
76Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental1:00:54 
77Antonio Aldape (Mex) Tecos Trek1:01:15 
78Jorge Pancoatl (Mex) Canels Turbo1:01:20 
79Ivan Raña (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:01:31 
80Thomas Rabou (Ned) Rabobank Continental1:02:00 
81Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy1:02:03 
82Marco A. Ortega (Mex) Canels Turbo1:02:20 
83Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy1:02:24 
84Javier Saenz (Spa) Alpura-Delicias1:02:32 
85Luis Macias (Mex) Tecos Trek1:03:55 
86Jessel Valenzuela (Mex) Alpura-Delicias1:05:12 
87Juan C. Hernandez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:06:50 
88Mickael Damien (Fra) Meitan Hompo1:07:02 
89Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Meitan Hompo1:08:03 
90Edgar E. Mendez (Mex) Alpura-Delicias1:08:21 
91Joel Alamillo (Mex) Orven  
92Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental1:09:19 
93Ramon Juarez (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:12:09 
94Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies1:13:41 
95Jose A. Ochoa (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:17:15 
96Keir Plaice (Can) Planet Energy1:17:18 
97Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:17:45 
98Gerardo Soto (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.1:17:48 
99Edgar Treviño (Mex) Orven1:18:28 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne28 pts
2Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing23 
3Xabier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur22 
4Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek19 
5Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing17 
6Glen Chadwick (Aus) Rock Racing14 
7Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13 
8Gregorio Ladino (Col) Tecos Trek11 
9Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11 
10David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing10 
11Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek10 
Metas Volante classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Vitoria (Sui) Rock Racing21 pts
2Michael Rasmussen (Den) Tecos Trek15 
3Andrey Amador (Crc) Caisse d'Epargne13 
4Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD10 
5Niek Van Geffen (Ned) Rabobank Continental10 
6Jose Gomez (Mex) Canels Turbo8 
7Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing6 
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
9Rui A. Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne4 
10Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Rock Racing3 
11Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
Best Under 23 rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Kreder (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
2Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
3Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental  
4Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven  
5Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
6Michael Van Stayen (Bel) Rabobank Continental  
7Cheyne Hoag (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
Best Mexican rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ignacio Sarabia (Mex) Tecos Trek  
2Ricardo Tapia (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
3Eder Arenas (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
4Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven  
5Jorge Pancoatl (Mex) Canels Turbo  
6Marco A. Ortega (Mex) Canels Turbo  
7Luis Macias (Mex) Tecos Trek  
8Jessel Valenzuela (Mex) Alpura-Delicias  
9Jose A. Ochoa (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
10Gerardo Soto (Mex) Arenas-Afamado C.T.  
11Edgar Treviño (Mex) Orven  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse d'Epargne54:18:00 
2Tecos Trek54:20:06 
3Rock Racing54:22:32 
6Rabobank Continental54:56:12 
7Kelly Benefit Strategies55:00:38 
9Arenas-Afamado C.T.55:17:25 
10Xacobeo Galicia55:19:39 
12Madeinox Boavista55:36:19 
13Canels Turbo55:44:48 
15Meitan Hompo56:08:30 
17Planet Energy56:55:46 


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