Contador claims Spanish title

Galvez edges Pascual in close women's race

Astana's Alberto Contador claimed the time trial champion of Spain on Friday, tackling the 47.8 kilometer long course between Torrelavega and Cuevas de Altamira in 1:04:40, 37 seconds faster than his nearest competior, Luis León Sánchez (Caisse d’Epargne).

Sánchez  was one second faster than Contador at the first intermediate check at kilometre 27, but the 2007 Tour de France champion pulled away in the second half of the race.

Ruben Plaza (Liberty Seguros) finished third, 1:04 seconds behind.

The victory is Contador's first as a professional rider. His last championship came when he was an U23 rider in 2002.  His time trialing abilities have improved dramatically since past years, and Contador has claimed three time trial stage wins in the Tour of Algarve, Paris-Nice and Pais Vasco.

“I needed an extra training on my new Trek time trial bike," said Contador. "The best way to do that is in a race. Thanks to its distance this was a good simulation of the Tour de France time trial. My preparation for the Tour is done. I cannot complain. I am ready.

"This was of course not only training, I really wanted this Spanish title. I had to struggle till the end to beat Luis León. I am proud to be champion of Spain. I will show the Spanish colors for the first time in Monaco in the first stage of the Tour de France.”

Results
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Astana)1:04:40 
2Luis León Sánchez Gil (Caisse d'Epargne)0:00:37 
3Rubén Plaza Molina (Liberty Seguros)0:01:05 
4Francisco Mancebo Pérez (Rock Racing)0:01:46 
5José Iván Gutiérrez (Caisse d'Epargne)0:01:50 
6Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Orbea)0:02:01 
7Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Quick Step)0:02:18 
8Eloy Teruel Rovira (Contentpolis - Ampo)0:02:20 
9Xavier Tondo Volpini (Andalucia Cajasur)0:02:41 
10Arkaitz Durán Daroca (Fuji-Servetto)0:02:44 
11Jesús Del Nero Montes (Fuji-Servetto)0:03:18 
12Rafael Serrano Fernández (Contentpolis - Ampo)0:03:38 
13Markel Irizar (Euskaltel - Euskadi)0:03:43 
14José E. Gutiérrez Cataluña (Rock Racing)0:03:53 
15Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Contentpolis - Ampo)0:04:33 
16Josu Agirre Aseginolaza (Euskaltel - Euskadi)0:04:51 
17Sergi Escobar Roure (Andorra - Grandvalira)0:04:53 
18Luis Mas Bonet (Burgos Monumental - Castilla Y Leon)0:05:12 
19David Herrero Llorente (Xacobeo Galicia)0:05:26 
20Javier Aramendia Lorente (Euskaltel - Euskadi)0:05:37 
21Mario García Sánchez (Tableware Gatsoulis Bikes)0:06:08 
22Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Xacobeo Galicia)0:07:13 
23Jose A Carrasco Ramirez (Andalucia Cajasur)0:07:33 
24Eriz Ruiz De Erentxun (Orbea)0:07:36 
25David Francisco Delgado (Burgos Monumental - Castilla Y Leon)0:09:26 
U23 Men
1Aser Estevez Cividanes (Galicia)0:36:21 
2Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Euskadi)0:00:26 
3Arturo Mora Ortiz (Castilla La Mancha)0:00:37 
4Jose María Alcaraz Franco (Murcia)0:00:41 
5Jesús Herrada López (Castilla La Mancha)0:01:03 
6Francisco Antón Marín (Com. Valenciana)0:01:06 
7Víctor Cabedo Carda (Com. Valenciana)0:01:08 
8Higinio Fernández Suarez (Principado Asturias)0:01:19 
9Jesús Herrero De La Herrán (Cantabria)0:01:20 
10Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Navarra)  
11Javier Vidorreta Salillas (Navarra)0:01:30 
12Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucía)0:01:36 
13Pablo Lechuga Rodríguez (Andalucía)0:01:52 
14Igor Merino Kortazar (Euskadi)0:01:53 
15Airán Fernández Casasola (Catalunya)  
16Pablo Torres Muiño (Galicia)0:01:55 
17Antonio García López (Castilla La Mancha)0:02:01 
18Román Osuna Montes (Andalucía)0:02:06 
19José M Gutiérrez Revuelta (Cantabria)0:02:07 
20Daniel Ania González (Principado Asturias)0:02:24 
21Pablo Martín García (Castilla Y León)  
22David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Catalunya)0:02:26 
23David Gonzalez Arribas (Madrid)0:02:28 
24Sergio Vergara López (Castilla Y León)0:02:35 
25Alberto Morrás Fernández (Euskadi)0:02:42 
26Rubén Cuesta Sánchez (Madrid)  
27Joaquín López Mancebo (Madrid)0:02:44 
28Ramón Domene Reyes (Com. Valenciana)0:02:45 
29Carlos Bruquetas Santos (Galicia)  
30Xabier Zabalo Imaz (Navarra)0:02:47 
31Alberto González Martínez (Principado Asturias)0:02:48 
32Jordi Simón Casulleras (Catalunya)0:02:56 
33Adrián López Garrido (Murcia)0:03:10 
34Jesús Ezquerra Muela (Cantabria)0:03:55 
35Jesús Mª Linares Tranche (Castilla Y León)0:04:01 
36Alberto Ara Pérez (Aragón)0:04:42 
37Félix Molina Arguedas (Aragón)  
Elite (without contract) Men
1Jose Belda Mira (Ccn - Valencia Terra I Mar)0:35:42 
2David Muntaner Juaneda (P.C. Establiments)0:00:04 
3Francisco Torrella Gómez (Ccn - Valencia Terra I Mar)0:00:31 
4Jose A De Segovia Botella (Supermercados Froiz)0:00:32 
5Enrique Salgueiro Alonso (Extremadura - Spiuk)0:00:52 
6Sergio Carrasco García (Andalucia - Cajasur)0:01:20 
7Javier Chacón Quesada (Contentpolis - Murcia)0:01:24 
8Rubén Martínez Hernández (Burunda - Caja Rural)0:01:35 
9Gabriel Hernández Rico (Azysa - Conor Wrc)0:01:42 
10Francisco J López González (Andalucia - Cajasur)0:01:43 
11Ibon Zugasti Arrese (Azysa - Conor Wrc)0:01:52 
12José A Arroyo Ramírez (Extremadura - Spiuk)0:02:19 
13Fco. Javier Iriarte Garro (Lizarte)0:02:33 
14Iván Díaz Buj (Upv - Bancaja)0:02:40 
15Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Cafés Baqué)0:02:53 
16Gabriel Lorca Larrosa (Hierros Aguera)0:03:29 
17David Carrillo Perez (Cymasa)0:03:34 
18Antonio Cobos Almagro (Supermercados Froiz)  
19Pablo Aitor Bernal Rosique (Upv - Bancaja)0:03:43 
20Carlos Herrero Nadal (Ecp)0:04:18 
DNSJesus Cobelo Fojo (Cymasa)  
DNSFrancisco J Carrasco Ramírez (Ecp)  
DNSDavid Calatayud Asensio (Contentpolis - Murcia)  
DNSAleix Fabregas Grañon (Burunda - Caja Rural)  
DNSDavid Albos (Andorra)  
Elite Women
1Débora Gálvez López (Cataluña)0:32:57 
2Gemma Pascual Torrecilla (Madrid)0:00:04 
3Leire Olaberria (Euskadi)0:00:10 
4Eneritz Iturriaga Mazaga (Euskadi)0:00:14 
5Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Cataluña)0:00:15 
6Mª Del Rosario Rodríguez Gómez (Andalucía)0:00:26 
7Silvia Tirado Marquez (Com. Valenciana)0:00:44 
8Leticia Gil Parra (Castilla Y León)0:00:54 
9Diana Zamorano Carpintero (Castilla La Mancha)0:00:56 
10Cristina Navarro Tapia (Cataluña)0:01:03 
11Sara Ortiz Mato (Cantabria)0:01:14 
12Belén López Morales (Andalucía)0:01:22 
13Inmaculada Pereiro González (Cantabria)0:01:55 
14Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System)0:01:56 
15Dorleta Zorrilla (Euskadi)0:02:03 
16Inmaculada Rafael Salas (Debabarrena Kirolgi)0:02:12 
17Patricia Pérez Jiménez (Madrid)0:02:21 
18Mª Del Mar Solera García (Extremeña)0:02:40 
19Marta Fernández De Castro (Com. Valenciana)0:02:55 
20Mª José Gómez López (Galicia)0:03:07 
21Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Navarra)0:03:14 
22Leticia Galán Puerto (Castilla Y León)0:03:26 
23Mª Jesús Barros González (Galicia)0:03:37 
24Lucía González Blanco (Principado Asturias)0:03:51 
25Marina González Rodríguez (Galicia)0:04:22 
26Cristina San Emeterio García (Cantabria)0:04:25 
27Isabel Castro Cal (Galicia)0:05:11 
DNSRocío Gamonal Ferrera (Principado Asturias)  
DNSAna Belen García Antequera (Castilla La Mancha)  
DNSEva Ledesma Calvet (Euskal Bizikleta)  
DNSItsaso Leunda Goñi (Debabarrena Kirolgi)  
DNSIrene San Sebastián Lasa (Euskadi)  

 

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