Lobato wins opening stage at Vuelta a Burgos

Movistar man beats Dani Moreno in uphill finish

Juan José Lobato (Movistar) claimed victory on the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos after outgunning Dani Moreno (Katusha) in the uphill finish on the climb of El Castillo.

Moreno had won atop El Castillo in 2012, and finished second while helping his teammate Joaquim Rodriguez to victory there the previous year, and it was no surprise that the Katusha team approached the base of the final climb as though it were their private fiefdom.

Alexander Kolobnev was particularly prominent on the front, expertly marshalling Moreno through the cobbled section midway up the short climb before swinging over as the road steepened in the final approach to the finish.

Before Moreno could land his anticipated blow, however, he was beaten to the punch by Giant-Shimano’s Thomas Damuseau. The young French talent opened a small gap when he jumped with 300 metres to go.

Almost immediately afterwards, Lobato unrolled a crisp acceleration of his own and danced clear of the field. Although Moreno battled gamely to get back on terms, Lobato had time to sit up and savour his win, pointing to the sky as soon as he swung through the final right-hand bend.

Moreno took second place in the same time, while Damuseau hung on for third, three seconds back, just ahead of Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Jonathan Fumeaux (IAM Cycling).

A stage winner at the Tour de Wallonnie last month, Lobato confirmed his fine recent form with an emphatic victory on the opening day in Burgos, though as the race progresses, the former Euskaltel-Euskadi man will likely be pressed into the service of defending champion, Nairo Quintana.

In his first competitive outing since winning the Giro d’Italia, Quintana appeared comfortable towards the head of the peloton throughout, and crossed the line in 11th place, five seconds down on Lobato.

Quintana's compatriot Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) was competing in his first race since Fleche Wallonne in April and camed home 5:28 down on the stage.

Early break

The stage was animated by a break featuring Luis Más (Caja Rural-RGA), Mirko Tedeschi (Neri-Sottoli), Ibai Salas (Burgos - BH) and Victor Etxebarria (Euskadi), who escaped inside the opening ten kilometres and gained a maximum advantage of three minutes.

Movistar’s was a visible presence at the head of the peloton in the finale, however, and their efforts helped to whittle the break’s lead down to just 40 seconds with 20 kilometres remaining, at which point Más and Tedeschi opted to press on without their erstwhile companions.

The duo were still out in front by the time they reached the entry to the finishing circuit around Burgos, and they held a 15-second lead as they climbed El Castillo for the first time, where Tedeschi tried to inch away from Más.

The pair led over the summit with 11 kilometres remaining, but the peloton was almost upon them, and Sebastien Turgot (Ag2r-La Mondiale) duly swept past them on the descent. His forearms resting across the tops of the handlebars in the style of Michele Bartoli, Turgot maintained a small advantage over the bunch on the approach to the finish, and received reinforcements when first Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) and then Giorgio Cecchinel (Neri Sottoli) bridged across.

The peloton remained in sight, however, and Turgot’s final dig with 3.5km remaining could do nothing to prevent their ineluctable recapture at the base of the final climb.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team3:29:37 
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha  
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:03 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
5Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:05 
7Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
8Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
9Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo  
10Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
12Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi  
13Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
14David Belda (Spa) Burgos - BH  
15Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
16Fabio Taborre (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:00:11 
17Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
18Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
19Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
20Juan José Oroz (Spa) Burgos - BH  
21Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
22Jacques Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:16 
23José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskadi  
26Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
27Moisés Dueñas (Spa) Burgos - BH  
28Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
29Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
30Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo  
31Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Serguei Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo  
33Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
34Igor Merino (Spa) Burgos - BH  
35David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:23 
36Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
38Bakhtiyar Kozhataye (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
39Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
40Rubén Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
42Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:31 
43Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:33 
44Ivan Balykin (Rus) Rusvelo  
45Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:36 
46Fco Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
47Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
48Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha  
49Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
50Tom Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
51Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
52Sebastien Minard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
53Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:41 
54Víctor Martín (Spa) Burgos - BH0:00:43 
55Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:00:44 
56Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
57Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:47 
58Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos - BH  
60Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
61Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:55 
62Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:01:04 
63Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
64Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:01:11 
65Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Rusvelo  
66Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:22 
67Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:24 
68Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
69Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
70Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Team Katusha0:01:28 
71Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:08 
72Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:02:18 
73Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
74Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Rusvelo0:03:37 
75Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi  
76Mikel Iturria (Spa) Euskadi0:05:28 
77Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Euskadi  
78Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
79Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
80Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Carlos Alberto Betancur (Col) Ag2r La Mondiale  
82Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
83Damien Gaudin (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:06:11 
84Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH  
85Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
86Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos - BH  
87Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
88Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
89Mikel Landa (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
90Sergei Pomoshinikov (Rus) Rusvelo0:06:14 
91Víctor Etxeberria (Spa) Euskadi0:10:17 
92Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Euskadi0:10:18 
93Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Euskadi  
94Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:03 
95Patrick Shelling (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:34 
Sprint 1 - Castrillo del Val
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH2 
3Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli1 
Sprint 2 - Ibeas de Juarros
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH3 pts
2Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
3Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli1 
Sprint 3 - Atapuerca
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA3 pts
2Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli2 
3Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH1 
Points - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team25 pts
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha20 
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano16 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale14 
5Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale10 
7Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano9 
8Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA8 
9Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo7 
10Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team6 
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team5 
12Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi4 
13Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
14David Belda (Spa) Burgos - BH2 
15Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli1 
Mountain 1 - Alto Los Buitres
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH6 pts
2Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli4 
3Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
4Víctor Etxeberria (Spa) Euskadi1 
Mountain 2 - El Castillo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli6 pts
2Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale4 
3Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
4Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1 
Mountain 3 - El Castillo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team6 pts
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha4 
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team10:29:12 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
3IAM Cycling  
4Burgos - BH0:00:15 
5Rusvelo0:00:16 
6MTN - Qhubeka0:00:17 
7Neri Sottoli0:00:22 
8Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:23 
9Team Giant-Shimano  
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
11Team Katusha0:00:26 
12Euskadi0:03:37 
General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team3:29:37 
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha  
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:03 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
5Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling  
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:05 
7Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
8Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
9Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo  
10Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
12Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi  
13Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
14David Belda (Spa) Burgos - BH  
15Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
16Fabio Taborre (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:00:11 
17Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
18Sergio Pardilla Bellón (Spa) MTN - Qhubeka  
19Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha  
20Juan José Oroz (Spa) Burgos - BH  
21Vicente Reynes (Spa) IAM Cycling  
22Jacques Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:16 
23José Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Miguel Minguez (Spa) Euskadi  
26Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
27Moisés Dueñas (Spa) Burgos - BH  
28Peio Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
29Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
30Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo  
31Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Serguei Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo  
33Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling  
34Igor Merino (Spa) Burgos - BH  
35David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:23 
36Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
38Bakhtiyar Kozhataye (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
39Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
40Rubén Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Ilya Davidenok (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
42Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:31 
43Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:33 
44Ivan Balykin (Rus) Rusvelo  
45Fernando Grijalba (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:36 
46Fco Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
47Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN - Qhubeka  
48Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha  
49Axel Domont (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
50Tom Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
51Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
52Sebastien Minard (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale  
53Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:41 
54Víctor Martín (Spa) Burgos - BH0:00:43 
55Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:00:44 
56Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
57Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:47 
58Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Dario Hernandez (Spa) Burgos - BH  
60Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM Cycling  
61Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:55 
62Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling0:01:04 
63Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
64Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:01:11 
65Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Rusvelo  
66Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:22 
67Lawson Craddock (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:24 
68Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
69Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
70Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Team Katusha0:01:28 
71Linus Gerdemann (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:08 
72Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:02:18 
73Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
74Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Rusvelo0:03:37 
75Jon Larrinaga (Spa) Euskadi  
76Mikel Iturria (Spa) Euskadi0:05:28 
77Beñat Txoperena (Spa) Euskadi  
78Marcel Aregger (Swi) IAM Cycling  
79Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling  
80Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team  
81Carlos Alberto Betancur (Col) Ag2r La Mondiale  
82Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
83Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH0:06:11 
84Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
85Pablo Torres (Spa) Burgos - BH  
86Guiseppe Fonzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
87Antonio Piedra (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
88Mikel Landa (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
89Sergei Pomoshinikov (Rus) Rusvelo0:06:14 
90Damien Gaudin (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale0:06:31 
91Víctor Etxeberria (Spa) Euskadi0:10:17 
92Illart Zuazubiskar (Spa) Euskadi0:10:18 
93Pablo Lechuga (Spa) Euskadi  
94Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Team Giant-Shimano0:12:03 
95Patrick Shelling (Swi) IAM Cycling0:13:34 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team25 pts
2Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha20 
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano16 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale14 
5Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM Cycling12 
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r La Mondiale10 
7Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano9 
8Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA8 
9Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo7 
10Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team6 
11Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team5 
12Carlos Barbero (Spa) Euskadi4 
13Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team3 
14David Belda (Spa) Burgos - BH2 
15Rafael Andriato (Bra) Neri Sottoli1 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA8 pts
2Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH6 
3Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli4 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Neri Sottoli10 pts
2Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team6 
3Ibai Salas (Spa) Burgos - BH6 
4Daniel Moreno (Spa) Team Katusha4 
5Sebastien Turgot (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale4 
6Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA4 
7Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano2 
8Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale1 
9Daan Oliver (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano1 
10Víctor Etxeberria (Spa) Euskadi1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team10:29:12 
2Astana Pro Team0:00:09 
3IAM Cycling  
4Burgos - BH0:00:15 
5Rusvelo0:00:16 
6MTN - Qhubeka0:00:17 
7Neri Sottoli0:00:22 
8Ag2r La Mondiale0:00:23 
9Team Giant-Shimano  
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
11Team Katusha0:00:26 
12Euskadi0:03:37 

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