Quintana wins overall at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

Martin earns final time trial victory

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) sealed the overall in the 2013 Vuelta al Pais Vasco with a solid display in the final 24km time trial in Beasain.

The Movistar leader leapfrogged overnight leader Sergio Henao (Sky Procycling), who slipped to third. Riche Porte finished third on the stage and moved up to second in the final GC, while Tony Martin (Omega Pharma QuickStep) won the rain soaked stage in a time of 35:05, with Quintana in second and his teammate Benat Intxausti in third.

"I'm super happy with this victory and this time trial, that went quite better than I expected. I was fighting for such a victory since Paris-Nice, felt really good all these days and was able to confirm today that good feeling on the road," Quintana said.

"It was quite a good parcours for me: it had flat sections, where I don't do bad at all, also some slopes and several turns - as it was also a short TT, it suited me well. We rode with calmness and confidence, distributing my strength equally over the course, and it went well. The roads were slippery and we had to take some risks into the descents; actually, I was close to crashing once, but at the final descent, I already knew I had a good gap and could take things easier."

Coming into the stage, Henao held a slender six seconds lead over Quintana with Porte tied on the same time. Less than 30 seconds covered the next four riders and with Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) in the mix, the overall title was far from decided.

After only 73 riders completed the previous stage, there was a slightly subdued start to Saturday’s afternoon time trial.

Wintery conditions and persistent rain hampered a number of the early starters and it wasn’t until Tony Martin churned his way to an emphatic lead at the first time check did we see a realistic target for the stage win.

The German was at his brutal best on the testing course, using his power to bluster past four riders on his way to the finish.

Egor Silin, who had briefly held throne before Martin finished, was duly dispatched by a massive 2:19, with Jens Voigt over three minutes down. When Malori rolled home 1:53 down Martin had the stage all but won, although with a number of GC all-arounders to come, he would have to wait until the final two riders had crossed the line before official confirmation.

At the intermediate split Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) was 20 seconds down, later 1.08 at the finish, with Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale) 29 seconds and then 51 seconds down at the finish. The Frenchman briefly held second on the stage but Intxausti, who was closest to Martin at the first check came home just 32 seconds down. Further down the road and the genuine GC contenders were beginning to find their rhythms.

Alberto Contador looked more than a little hesitant on the early corners and gave himself too much to do on the climbs before the finish but Porte, Quintana, Simon Spilak and Henao all locked horns Contador as 32 seconds off Martin’s marker at the first time check but Porte was closer, 17 adrift.

However Quintana was just seven seconds down and on course for the overall win. As the Sky rider dived down the descent of the final climb it was clear that he would fall short, Quintana even extending his advantage to seal the overall win by 23 seconds over Porte. Henao held onto third by a single second from Spilak with Contador in fifth.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:35:05 
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:17 
3Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:32 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:40 
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:00:48 
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:51 
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:57 
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:05 
9Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:06 
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:07 
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:08 
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:01:22 
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:01:28 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:30 
15Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:36 
16Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:39 
17José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
18Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:01:40 
19Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:45 
20Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:47 
21Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:52 
22Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:53 
23Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:56 
24Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:57 
25Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha0:02:02 
26Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:08 
27John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12 
28Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:19 
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:31 
30Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:34 
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:36 
32Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural  
33Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:37 
34Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:02:40 
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:02:42 
36Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:46 
37Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:02:52 
38Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:53 
39Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:56 
40Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:03 
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:04 
43Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:06 
44Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:03:10 
45Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
46Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
47Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:03:12 
48Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
49Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:03:20 
50Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:30 
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:35 
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:03:37 
53Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:03:40 
54Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:03:46 
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:47 
56Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:59 
57Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:02 
58Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:04 
59Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:08 
60Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:22 
61Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:31 
62Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:38 
63Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:40 
64Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:00 
65Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:05:04 
66Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:16 
67Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:05:30 
68Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:05:42 
69Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:52 
70Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:24 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 pts
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team20 
3Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team16 
4Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling14 
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha12 
6Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
7Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling9 
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale8 
9Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge7 
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6 
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team4 
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard3 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
15Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team1:47:26 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:41 
4SKY Procycling0:02:38 
5Garmin - Sharp0:03:22 
6Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:03:50 
7Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:03:57 
8Radioshack Leopard0:04:19 
9Astana Pro Team0:04:21 
10Lampre - Merida0:05:09 
11Euskaltel Euskadi0:05:36 
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:38 
13Orica Greenedge0:07:57 
14Caja Rural0:09:28 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team21:39:35 
2Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:23 
3Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:34 
4Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:00:35 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:54 
6Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:18 
7Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:19 
8Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:57 
9Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:47 
10John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:56 
11Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:09 
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:03:10 
13Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:03:25 
14Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:03:36 
15Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
16Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:52 
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:59 
19Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:04:19 
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:50 
21Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:32 
22Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:04 
23Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:07:24 
24Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:08 
25Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:08:10 
26Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:10:03 
27Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:10:30 
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:11:06 
29Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:11:08 
30Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:12:48 
31Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:13:15 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:02 
33Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:14:34 
34Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:15:06 
35Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:07 
36Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:46 
37Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:53 
38Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:20:38 
39Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:20:46 
40Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:21:01 
41Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:21:51 
42Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:22:14 
43Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:22:17 
44Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:24:04 
45Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:24:53 
46Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:25:43 
47Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:26:19 
48Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:26:31 
49Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:44 
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:27:52 
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:55 
52Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:01 
53Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:18 
54Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:30:10 
55Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural0:32:00 
56Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:33:24 
57Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:38:02 
58Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:38:55 
59Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:42:24 
60Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:44:21 
61Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:44:37 
62Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha0:47:42 
63Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:48:51 
64Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:50:07 
65Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:51:58 
66Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:53:22 
67Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:54:20 
68Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:45 
69Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:58:50 
70Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1:00:06 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team83 pts
2Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling80 
3Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling67 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff49 
5Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale47 
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha42 
7Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team34 
8Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge33 
9Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi33 
10Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step28 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha25 
13Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
14Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team20 
15Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida20 
16John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale13 
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team12 
18Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
19Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida9 
20Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha6 
21Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team5 
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
23José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team5 
24Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp5 
25Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
26Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
27Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp3 
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard3 
29Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
30Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural23 pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard9 
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8 
4Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural8 
5Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4 
7Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4 
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3 
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3 
10Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
11Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
12Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
13Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1 
14Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
15Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard1 
16Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural64 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team32 
3Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard27 
4Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural21 
5Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale20 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step18 
7Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling14 
8Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13 
9Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team13 
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha11 
11Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff11 
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team10 
13Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural10 
14Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
15Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6 
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling6 
17Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team5 
18Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
19Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida4 
20Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale4 
21Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
22Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard4 
23Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp3 
24Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha2 
25Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
26Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2 
27Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
28Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1 
29Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1 
30Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team65:03:18 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:51 
4Lampre - Merida0:10:31 
5Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:18:41 
6Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:24 
7SKY Procycling0:20:50 
8Radioshack Leopard  
9Garmin - Sharp0:24:50 
10Orica Greenedge0:27:02 
11Astana Pro Team0:29:27 
12Euskaltel Euskadi0:29:32 
13Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:31:31 
14Caja Rural0:46:37 


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